You will find on this page all the news from the historic areas of Normandy, from the landing beaches to the drop zones of Operation Overlord, through the battlefields of the 1944 battles in the Calvados, Manche and Orne counties.
July 29, 2019: inauguration of the monument in memory of Joseph T. Cagney
75 years to the day after the death on mission of the American pilot Joseph T. Cagney, a monument was inaugurated in his memory on the commune of Cerisy-la-Salle. A ceremony, organized by the association D-Day Overlord and the municipality of Cerisy-la-Salle, was held in the presence of his family.
June 10, 2019: summary of the 75th anniversary of the landing in Normandy
Announced as one of the last major memorial events in the presence of several hundred veterans, this 75th anniversary was marked by an extraordinary popular enthusiasm, even more consequent than previous commemorations.
May 16, 2019: traffic conditions on June 6, 2019 in Normandy
An exceptional traffic control and regulation system will be activated on the 6th of June only, from 6 am to 11 pm, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
May 16, 2019: Rosie the Riveter in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Five “Rosies” will travel to Normandy on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the landing, specifically at the Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery on June 6, 2019.
May 3, 2019: 2 million visitors expected at Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019
The American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer expects a record influx in 2019, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, with more than two million visitors expected.
April 27, 2019: Will the site of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy have disappeared in 20 years?
Threatened by natural erosion and a significant human activity (especially tourist), the famous WW2 historic site of the Pointe du Hoc could disappear in the next twenty years if nothing is done to protect it.
March 12, 2019: will the Franco-American ceremony take place in Colleville-sur-Mer on June 6, 2019?
Only a few weeks from June 6, 2019, the date, time and location of the Franco-American binational ceremony on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings are still to be kown.
February 24, 2019: Death of French veteran Jean Masson
Herido el 6 de junio de 1944 en Sword Beach, Jean Masson perteneció al 1er batallón de comandos marines, el famoso “Comando Kieffer”. Murió el 23 de febrero de 2019 a la edad de 95 años.
February 13th, 2019: 2 million euros for the battery of Longues-sur-Mer
A project to improve the accessibility conditions of the historical site of the Longues-sur-Mer battery was voted on February 7th 2019 by the community of communes of Bayeux Intercom.
February 8th, 2019: Daks over Normandy 2019
From 2 to 8 June 2019, at the initiative of “Daks over Normandy” more than thirty DC-3 / C-47 will meet on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the landing and the Battle of Normandy, carrying out parachute drops as well as overflights of the Normandy historical space.
February 4th, 2019: 14th edition of the “Acadian Week” festival
From August 8th to 15th, 2019, the towns of Courseulles-sur-mer, Luc-sur-mer, Douvres-la-Délivrande, Carpiquet, Authie, Beny-sur-mer, in Calvados host the fourteenth edition of the “Acadian Week” Bringing Normandy and Canada together for a colorful festival.
January 29th, 2019: the 2019 edition of the D-Day Race at Juno Beach
The third edition of the “D-Day Race” will take place from 18 to 19 May 2019 in Courseulles-sur-Mer. This sports activity, held at the historic sites of Juno Beach, is an obstacle course inspired by Operation Overlord.
January 21st, 2019: “L-Birds back to Normandy”, an exceptional gathering of World War II aircraft
From June 6 to 9, 2019, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the “L-Birds back to Normandy” association organizes an unprecedented gathering of World War 2 aircraft called L-Birds.
January 19th, 2019: Two German bunkers from World War II discovered in Rouen
On the occasion of archaeological excavations carried out on the forecourt of the cathedral of Rouen, Normandy, two German shelters, built during the Second World War, were discovered. They were not known to historical services until then.
January 12th, 2019: Accommodations in Normandy are already full for the 75th anniversary of D-Day
While the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings is only five months away and the location of the international ceremony is still unknown, the accommodation services are already sold out.