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British architect Denys Lasdun in 1968
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It was interesting to see the Image of War in the May issue of BAW, showing Captain Lasdun of the Royal Engineers briefing his men prior to the Normandy landings.

No doubt I shall be corrected if I am wrong, but I believe the Captain Lasdun in the photograph is none other than the eminent post-war British architect Sir Denys Lasdun, CH, CBE, RA. He is famous for designing a number of landmarks, including the National Theatre, Royal College of Physicians and University of East Anglia. Like it or not, Lasdun’s contribution to the appearance of modern Britain is indisputable.

Perhaps it would be an idea for a series of articles on the civilian roles by some of the military personnel you feature.

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