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Ouistreham Franco-British Center proj...

A projection in Ouistreham of the future Franco-British relations center by the architects Anne-Charlotte and Julien Zanassi. September 1st, 2017: Presentation of the Ouistreham Franco-British Center project Author: Marie Mangane  Information source: Liberté Le Bonhomme LibreIn November 2019, [...]

Commemorations of the end of the Batt...

Tribute of the Allies to the first Polish Armored Division at Montormel (Orne). Photo: Tendance Ouest 27 August 2017 : Commemorations of the end of the Battle of Normandy Author: Eric Mas Information source: Tendance OuestThe commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the end of the Battle of Normand [...]

George Klein did not land at Pointe d...

The veteran of the Second World War George Klein in 2015 during the commemorations of the landing at Pointe du Hoc. Photo: D-Day Overlord August 21st 2017 : George Klein did not land at Pointe du Hoc on D-Day Author: Marc LaurenceauThe etymology of the word “History” refers to the Greek [...]

Dieppe raid 75th anniversary

On August 19, 2017, France commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid in the presence of the last veterans. August 17, 2017 : Dieppe raid 75th anniversary Information source : Paris-Normandie.fr Author: François VanhoveHistorians are divided on the question. Was Operation Jubilee nec [...]

11th Acadian Week at Juno Beach

Until August 15, the D-Day villages pay tribute to the culture of Canadians, including country music. Photo : Lylia Berthonneau August 13, 2017: 11th Acadian Week in Juno Beach Information source: Le Parisien Author: Charles Delouche BertolasiIn Courseulles-sur-Mer, Canadian soldiers who landed in 1 [...]

Death of American photographer John M...

War photographer John G. Morris in a fox hole during the Battle of Normandy. Photo: Ned Buddy July 30th, 2017: Death of American photographer John G. Morris, veteran of the Battle of Normandy Information source: AFPThe American photographer John G. Morris died Friday in Paris at the age of 100. Know [...]

The identification of a Norman on an ...

This photograph taken in Trévières, portrays the American soldier Fred Linden holding on his knees a young Norman whom his family wishes to identify. Photo: US National Archives July 22nd 2017 : The family of an American veteran seeks to identify a young Norman in a picture of 1944 taken during the Ba [...]

73 years later, a veteran of the Batt...

John E. Hill, veteran of the landing and battle of Normandy, at his home in Syracuse in the United States. May 21, 2017: A veteran of the Battle of Normandy finds his curb, 73 years later! Information source: Sud-Radio Author: Mathieu D’Hondt A curb lost during the Normandy landings… It wa [...]

Battle of La Fière: a movie in progre...

Dale Dye (right) alongside Tom Hanks during the filming of Saving Private Ryan. Photo: Dreamworks May 21st, 2017: Battle of La Fière: a movie in progress Information source (in French): La Presse de la Manche Author: Ludovic Ameline For several years now, a film on the Battle of La Fière is being prep [...]

The Normandy Victory Museum opens its...

The last preparations before the opening of the Normandy Victory Museum, May 19, 2017 in Catz, Manche. Photo: Ludovic Ameline May 18th, 2017: The Normandy Victory Museum opens its doors Information source: La Presse de la Manche This is the final stretch for the staff of the Normandy Victory Museum, i [...]

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Wall of Remembrance

Wall of Remembrance

The Wall of Remembrance is a tribute to the veterans of the Battle of Normandy who have passed away

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