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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 [...]

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 [...]

A British 101-year-old veteran is the...

Veteran Bryson William Verdun Hayes has become the oldest skydiver in the world. Photo: SWNS May 16, 2017: A 101-year-old British veteran jumps into a parachute! Information source: Sputnik France A World War II veteran, Bryson William Verdun Hayes, ventured to jump in free fall, in Devon County, Engl [...]

American Scouts federate on Omaha Bea...

Thousands of people gathered at Omaha Beach this Saturday, April 22, 2017, for the traditional Boyscouts of America gathering. April 23rd, 2017: American scouts gathered at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Information source: Ouest-France More than 4,000 young American scouts gathered at Omaha Beach this [...]

A landing craft discovered in Norman...

The remains of a landing barge were discovered on the beach of Merville, in Normandy. Archaeologists denounce the clearing of the site by the town hall. April 13, 2017: A landing craft discovered in Normandy… then destroyed Source: France 3 Normandie From a piece of metal … to a D-Day land [...]

A new Sherman tank for the Sainte-Mèr...

The current Airborne Museum tank of Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) is a Sherman M4 A1 E8 76W. It will be replaced on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. December 29, 2016: A new Sherman tank for the Sainte-Mère-Eglise Airborne Museum Author: Eric Guerrier Source: La Manche Libre On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, a [...]