Commemorating Armistice Day in Normandy

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 batterie du Roc was built in 1942 in Granville’s high […]

France commemorates Armistice Day

11 November is the date France commemorates Armistice Day. It marks the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne in France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. It took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day […]