Coronavirus – Unprecedented D-Day commemorations in Normandy

March 14, 2020 (Update: April 26, 2020): after the temporary closure of several Landing museums, unprecedented D-Day commemorations in Normandy. Author: Marc Laurenceau The spread of the Covid-19 virus has led to a necessary adaptation of memory tourism in Normandy. Since the start of 2020, Normandy has not escaped the spread of the Coronavirus. In … Read more Coronavirus – Unprecedented D-Day commemorations in Normandy

Inauguration of the monument dedicated to Joseph T. Cagney

The monument inaugurated on July 29, 2019 at a place called Le Coton in Cerisy-la-Salle, which shape is inspired by an airplane wing and on which is affixed the plaque in memory of Joseph T. Cagney. Photo: Mr. Heissler July 29, 2019: Inauguration of the monument in memory of the American pilot Joseph "Joe" T. ... Read more Inauguration of the monument dedicated to Joseph T. Cagney

Summary of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings in 2019

Collector vehicles on the beach of Arromanches June 6, 2019 Photo: Kathryn Whitaker June 10, 2019: summary of the 75th anniversary of the landing of Normandy Author: Marc Laurenceau While the first commemorations of the Battle of Normandy have begun, it is time to take stock of these different days of remembrance marking the 75th ... Read more Summary of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings in 2019

June 6, 2019 traffic conditions in Normandy – D-Day 75th anniversary

As in 2014, the traffic restrictions of June 6, 2019 mainly concern the department of Calvados. Photo: DDTM Calvados May 16, 2019: the traffic conditions in Normandy on June 6, 2019 for the 75th anniversary of D-Day Source : Préfecture du Calvados On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the landing (see the full ... Read more June 6, 2019 traffic conditions in Normandy – D-Day 75th anniversary

Rosie the Riveter in Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary

On the left, the poster created by J. Howard Miller to fight against absenteeism in the factory. On the right, Norman Rockwell's illustration appeared in one of the Saturday Evening Post magazine in May 1943. May 16th, 2019: Rosie the Riveter in Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary "Rosie the Riveter" is the nickname given ... Read more Rosie the Riveter in Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary

Death of D-Day veteran Ralph K. Manley – 101st Airborne Division

Death of American veteran Ralph K. Manley  After the United States entered the war in 1941, it was with his twin brother, Roland, that Ralph enlisted in airborne troops. Roland was called to serve with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 401st Parachute Infantry Regiment while Ralph joined the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne … Read more Death of D-Day veteran Ralph K. Manley – 101st Airborne Division

Two million visitors expected at Omaha Beach in 2019

9384 military and 4 American civilians rest in this cemetery, located near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, and overlooking Omaha Beach. Photo: ABMC May 3rd, 2019: the Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery anticipates a record influx Source: AFP The American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer (Normandy) expects a record influx in 2019, D-Day 75th anniversary, with ... Read more Two million visitors expected at Omaha Beach in 2019

Death of Bernard Dargols, French hero of the Battle of Normandy

Death of French veteran Bernard Dargols Bernard Dargols had participated in the Battle of Normandy in the US uniform of the 2nd Infantry Division. Photo : D-Day Overlord April 29, 2019: Death of Bernard Dargols, French veteran of the Battle of Normandy Author: Marc Laurenceau Bernard Dargols died on April 28, 2019 at the age … Read more Death of Bernard Dargols, French hero of the Battle of Normandy

Will the site of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy have disappeared in 20 years?

Threatened by natural erosion and significant human activity (mainly tourism), the famous historic site of Pointe du Hoc could disappear in the next twenty years if nothing is done to protect it. Photo: D-Day Overlord April 27, 2019: Will the site of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy have disappeared in 20 years? Author: Marc Laurenceau ... Read more Will the site of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy have disappeared in 20 years?

Publication of the book D-Day Hour by Hour by Marc Laurenceau

The book "D-Day Hour by Hour" presents in an original way the unfolding and the stakes of the Overlord operation through 357 chronological events, supplemented by detailed descriptions of the historical sites and equipment of the Normandy landings. March 29th, 2019: publication of the book "D-Day Hour by Hour" by Marc Laurenceau In this year ... Read more Publication of the book D-Day Hour by Hour by Marc Laurenceau