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70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy

D-Day commemorations program
June 2014

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The schedules and locations may change.

 

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Amfreville (Manche - 50)
- 11:30 a.m. : Ceremony at the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment monument.
- 02:30 p.m. : Ceremony at the Verger Timmes monument.
- 06:00 p.m. : Guided tour. 2 €/person. Inscription: ot@ccsme.fr.

Bayeux (Calvados - 14)
- 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m. : Band of Brothers actors James Madio (playing Frank Perconte) and Ross McCall (Joe Liegbott) give a signing session at the Villa Lara, to benefit the World War II fondation. 10 Euros per person.

Caen (Calvados - 14)
- 07:45 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. : 140 young people in 70 canoes will travel over water from the Caen harbor to the Pegasus Bridge, at Bénouville.
- 02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. : Guided tour of Caen in the footsteps of the liberators during World War II. 6€ - 4.50€.

Carentan (Manche - 50)
- 02:00 p.m. : Parachutists from the Round Canopy Parachuting Team jump from several Douglas C-47 over the Bleneuries (depending on weather conditions).
- 05:00 p.m : Inauguration of the Monument Cole, then ceremony at the "Carré de Choux" (Saint-Côme road).
- 06:00 p.m : Ceremony at the Signal monument, near the town hall.

Cherbourg-Octeville (Manche - 50)
- 08:30 p.m. :  Play « And if we were building Peace altogether  ». Play in French, English et German by high school children at the Italian theatre.

Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados - 14) - Les Logis de la Barronie
-  08:30 p.m. : Conference by Jean-Luc Leleu about the "German armed forces in Normandy before the landings". Free.

Gourbesville (Manche - 50)
- 10:00 a.m. : Ceremony at the monument near the town hall.

Gueutteville (Manche - 50)
- 04:00 p.m. : Ceremony at the Chaplain Maternowski monument.

Montebourg (Manche - 50)
- No time yet: Ceremony organized by the mayor.

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14)
-  11:00 a.m. : Ceremony honoring the 29th Infantry Division at the Signal monument.

Saint-Lô (Manche - 50)
- "Freedom Tattoo" at the Louis Villemer stadium by two military bands. Free.

Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes (Calvados - 14) - Village hall
- 06:00 p.m. : Conference by a Bernard Dargols, a French veteran of the 2nd U.S. Infantry Division who landed on Omaha Beach on June 8th, 1944 and who took part in the Battle of Normandy. Free admission.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche - 50)
- 08:30 p.m. : Gathering for the Women of ww2. More information at: women1944@live.fr.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche - 50)
-  Sell of military antiques at the exhibition hall ("Marchés couverts").
-  10:00 a.m. : Filming of the TV show "Un Dimanche in France" Place de l'Eglise.

Vierville-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14)
-  09:30 a.m. : Military band at the National Guard monument.
- 11:45 p.m. : 29th Infantry Division at the 1st Military Cemetery monument.
- 06:00 p.m. : Guided tour. 2 €/person. Inscription: ot@ccsme.fr.

 

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