D-Day Landings in Normandy
Second World War 1939-45
On the 6th June 1944 Allied Troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to establish a foothold in France, this was the turning point of the Second World War in the West. D-Day was a remarkable achievement, involving nearly 7,000 naval vessels and over 150,000 Allied troops, it was the start of the destruction of the German war machine and the liberation of Europe.
We will bring this story to life - what were the plans for the invasion that made up Operation Overlord, the largest ever amphibious assault in military history which saw Allied troops landing on five beaches along the coastline. Hear about the heroism of the Airborne troops, who landed behind enemy lines at night, many hours before the coastal landings. The D-Day Landings and The Battle for Normandy saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Second World War as the Allies fought their way inland.
Hitler's defences on the Atlantic Wall are among the best preserved and even though the beaches are now peaceful wherever you go you will find museums, cemeteries and memorials offering poignant reminders of this epic period in history, each with its own tale to tell.
The moving events of the 70th Anniversary Celebrations in June 2014, allowed us just a glimpse into the lives of the brave men and women who fought here. Take an unforgettable tour with us and experience it all for yourself.
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