Commemorating Armistice Day

Granville will be commemorating Armistice Day this weekend in Normandy. A World War 2 site will be used to mark the event over the three days. Monday 11th November is a public holiday in France and marks the end of World War 1 in 1918.

  The battery in Granville

The batterie du Roc was built in 1942 in Granville’s high town and is close to the lighthouse. The German battery was built to stop access to Granville’s port and forms part of the altantic Wall. There are 4 casemates, 2 concrete gun bases and a blockhouse. This weekend there will be an exhibition of uniforms, helmets and war objects. Also on display will be photgraphs of Granville and a re-creation of how life was for the people of Granville during the war. The exhibition commemorating Armistice Day is open from 2 – 6pm on Saturday, 10 – 12noon and 2 – 6pm on both Sunday and Monday.

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