News of the Normandy landing beaches

News of the Normandy landing beaches

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.

Mine allemande "Bombenmine 1000kg", BM 1000" retrouvée au large de Grandcamp-Maisy

August 18, 2018: a German mine found off Grandcamp-Maisy

A German mine, dropped by the Luftwaffe in 1944 in front of the Pointe du Hoc, was found by a trawler Grandcamp-Maisy. Cherbourg’s clearing divers have been deployed to secure the massive one-ton ammunition.

June 9th 2018: Summary of the 74th anniversary of the Normandy landings

As the ceremonies commemorating the 74th anniversary of the D-Day come to an end, the lessons of these events and the preparations for the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings are coming back.

June 6th,  2018: Arromanches remembers the Princess Irene Regiment

This Wednesday, June 6, 2018, as every year, the Dutch military of the 17th Infantry Regiment took part in a military ceremony, on the place of 6-June in Arromanches.

June 2nd, 2018: Emotive ceremonies in Carentan

The commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the Normandy landings began on Friday, June 1st, 2018 in Carentan, in the presence of twenty-five veterans.

May 23, 2018: Veteran Johannes Börner, symbol of reconciliation, died

With French veteran Léon Gautier on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings at Ouistreham, German veteran Johannes Börner had become the symbol of French-German reconciliation. He died on May 20, 2018.