Jersey War Tunnels

The Jersey War Tunnels give a fascinating insight into life in Jersey during World War 2.The exhibition is housed in the former underground complex built for the Germans. In 1941 it was originally built as a shelter to protect German troops but was converted to a hospital in 1943. It remained operational until 1945. German […]

Ranville – A British War Cemetery in Normandy

Ranville cemetery in Normandy is the final resting place of predominantly British soldiers killed in the Battle of Normandy. Many of the fallen were from the British 6th Airborne Division who attacked Pegasus bridge on D-Day at nearby Benouville. Ranville is situated 10km north east of Caen and was the first village to be liberated […]

D-Day Commemorations in Normandy

D-Day is being commemorated in Normandy from 26 May until 10th June. The D-Day Festival is hosting a range of varied events around the landing beaches area. This year is the 12th edition of the event and marks the 74th anniversary of D-Day. In addition to the 2nd edition of the International WW2 film festival, […]

A Visit To The Normandy American Cemetery

 The Normandy American Cemetery My visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer on a sunny February day is one of the most memorable days I’ve had. I spent the day visiting the Omaha beach area and the cemetery was my last port of call. Even though I’d seen an aerial photo of […]