The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

I’ve selected this photo to represent the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. It’s my choice for day 13 of the Normandy Advent Calendar. Normandy hosted many different types of events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The events also continued throughout the summer as towns and villages commemorated their liberation. The majority of the events […]

Normandy Liberation Celebrations

A range of events will be taking place from 31 July to 4 August as part of Normandy liberation celebrations. The events will focus on the areas around Granville and Julloville which were both liberated on 31st July 1944. Operation Cobra Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States […]

Normandy’s Arromanches D Day Garden

The recently installed Arromanches D Day garden pays tribute to the veterans of the Battle of Normandy. The garden is known as D-Day 75 Garden and was first exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Garden Show in May 2019. It was officially opened at its new permanent site in Arromanches on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. […]

D-Day In La Manche Region of Normandy

This week Normandy is hosting a whole range of events to commemorate D-Day. Four of the D-Day landing beaches are in the department of Calvados while the fifth is located in La Manche region. In La Manche region the key locations are Carentan, Sainte-Mère-Église and Utah Beach. The full calendar of events in Normandy can […]

D-Day Events In Normandy

In just over a week Normandy will welcome veterans, veterans families, dignitaries and tourists for D-Day. Throughout the region there will be events galore to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June.   Some events have already started and you can check out the programme of events here. Alternatively, have a read of […]

British Memorial On Sword Beach

There are a number of memorials on Sword Beach stretching from Ouistreham in the East to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer in the West. This British memorial on Sword Beach is dedicated to the following commando units of the 1st Special Service Brigade: No. 3 Commando – Lieutenant Colonel Peter Young No. 4 Commando – Lieutenant Colonel Robert Dawson […]

The Normandy Airborne Museum

The Museum The Normandy Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mère-Église’s square just opposite the church. An effigy of American paratrooper John Steele hangs on the church spire. The museum pays tribute to the paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. The paratroopers landed in Sainte-Mère-Église on the night of the 5th June and into […]