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The Holocaust negationist Vincent Rey...

June 24th, 2016: Condemnation confirmed for negationist Vincent Reynouard Information source: Normandie-Actu.fr The former professor of mathematics, who worked in Honfleur and resided in Saint-Lô (Manche), was stripped from the National Education for his denialist theories, which he continues to propagate on his You [...]

Closure of the Normandy Tank Museum

June 22nd, 2016: Closure of the Normandy Tank Museum Information source: Ouest-France The Normandy Tank Museum, near Carentan, will close in mid-September. The armor collection will be auctioned off. The Normandy Tank Museum opened its doors on 1 June 2013 in Catz near Carentan (Manche). But a few days ago, the owne [...]

Exhibition « Those Men »

June 16th, 2016: exhibition «Those Men » at the Utah Beach Museum Information source: Ouest-France Since Wednesday, the Utah Beach Museum offers an original and moving exhibition with the life-size portrait of eight D-Day veterans. These are those of the sailor Vernon (called Moon) Miller; Paratroopers of the 101st [...]

Traffic information for the 2016 Tour...

Traffic information for the 2016 Tour de France in Normandy Information source: Préfecture de la Manche Author: Marc Laurenceau The start of the Tour de France 2016 takes place on Saturday, July 2nd at Mont-Saint-Michel in the English Channel. For three days, Normandy welcomes 22 teams and 198 cyclists on its land r [...]

The former director of the Airborne M...

June 17th, 2016: The former director of the Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise innocent. Information Source: France Bleu Cotentin Author: Katia Lautrou Patrick Bunel, the former director of the Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise from 2006 to 2011 was totally cleared by the Caen Court of Appeal. He was prosecut [...]

Ammunition discovered near Sainte-Mèr...

June 12th, 2016 : Ammunition discovered near Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Information source: Ouest-France On the evening of Friday the 10th, an anonymous person called the gendarmerie to signal the discovery of a stock of ammunition dating from the Second World War, in Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, in the dune near the Lecler [...]

Jack Port and Gerard Medaisko meet in...

June 8th, 2016 : They meet… 72 years later! Information source: Ouest-France Author: Pauline Darvey Jack Port and Gérard Medaisko met for the first time yesterday in Deauville. 72 years after the D-Day. Complicity. When one sees these two men discussing on the terrace of the new golf Barrière de Deauville, thi [...]

Operation Overlord T5, la Pointe du H...

June 5th, 2016: Operation Overlord T5, Pointe du Hoc Information source: Ligne Clair This is one of the most well known episodes of the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944. A battalion of Rangers was landed at the foot of Pointe du Hoc to climb the cliff and blow up the batteries of cannons that could water the Allied [...]

The spirit of the Rangers hailed at P...

June 7th, 2016: The spirit of the Rangers hailed at Pointe du Hoc Information source: La Renaissance Le Bessin Author: Coralie Ganivet “The Pointe du Hoc was to be taken, the success of the D-Day landing depended on it.” 72 years after their heroic ascent, a tribute was paid to the GI’s of Colonel [...]