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For the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the cavalry will parade at Montormel

For the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the cavalry will parade at Montormel

4 - 02/07/2019
The association "Living History of the German Cavalry" revives a little-known episode of the Battle of Normandy by paying homage to the horses used by the German army. We often imagine the Wehrmacht as being the fully motorized. But its structural problems of oil supply led it to use horses heavily during the war. Horse...
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In Calvados, Mondeville schedules festivities all summer long to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day

In Calvados, Mondeville schedules festivities all summer long to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day

4 - 26/06/2019
From June 3 to August 31, 2019, the municipality of Mondeville celebrates peace. The Védie quarry, the refuge of the population at the height of the bombing of the summer of '44, is unveiled to the public on June 15.   A region caught in a whirlwind The Caen region has been in the spotlight since the kick-off...
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A Sherman tank decorated by Jef Aérosol will be exposed in July 2019 in front of the Caen Memorial

A Sherman tank decorated by Jef Aérosol will be exposed in July 2019 in front of the Caen Memorial

4 - 08/06/2019
As part of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy, a Sherman tank decorated by the street-artist Jef Aérosol, becomes a work of art in tribute to the victims of war. Made available by the Ministry of the Armies, this old armored vehicle bore the stigmata of the battles with its bullet holes...
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World War II veteran Jim Radford makes a buzz on the Amazon platform with his folk ballad "The Shores of Normandy"

World War II veteran Jim Radford makes a buzz on the Amazon platform with his folk ballad "The Shores of Normandy"

4 - 04/06/2019
Nothing to do with "The Ballade de Jim" by French singer Alain Souchon. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the ballad of singer Jim Radford, British folk composer, is a tidal wave on the Internet.     "You who enter, leave all hope" He is 90 today but his memory is intact and...
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D-1: from June 5th to 6th, D-Day celebrations will set Calvados abuzz

D-1: from June 5th to 6th, D-Day celebrations will set Calvados abuzz

4 - 03/06/2019
Commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day are imminent and the entire Normandy region is on the bridge to celebrate this duty of remembrance. The city of Caen is at the heart of the peace arrangements with the arrival on 5 June 2019 of Emmanuel Macron.   Highlights of the memorial marathon Everything starts on...
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Norman Rockwell is the very special guest of the Caen Memorial from June 4th to October 27th, 2019

Norman Rockwell is the very special guest of the Caen Memorial from June 4th to October 27th, 2019

4 - 22/05/2019
As part of the festivities for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Caen goes all out for a great European premiere. As part of "Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms", 50 works by the famous American painter Norman Rockwell will be part of the Memorial   A large-scale cultural cooperation The memorial has...
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The city of Caen pulls out all the stops for D-Day

The city of Caen pulls out all the stops for D-Day

4 - 17/05/2019
As the Normandy region prepares to celebrate the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the city of Caen unveils its memorial arsenal and is prepared for the expected wave of tourists. Veterans, heads of state, politicians, associations: everyone will be on deck for D-Day, the whole region is ready to do its duty of commemoration....
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D-Day 75th Anniversary: Taxi Charity for Military Veterans to Carry British Veterans

D-Day 75th Anniversary: Taxi Charity for Military Veterans to Carry British Veterans

4 - 17/05/2019
They are called Graham, Franck, Frederick and they would not miss it for anything in the world. This may be the last time they will pay homage to their brothers in arms. When the London taxi procession arrives at Benouville near Pegasus Bridge, the veterans will be cheered by the crowd. "As long as I can, I'll come back,"...
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You were born on D-Day in Normandy? Your testimony is precious

You were born on D-Day in Normandy? Your testimony is precious

4 - 14/05/2019
All those born on the day of disembarkation have a memorable birthday. A collection of testimonies related to this unique day of birth is the idea of the journalist Lou Benoist to create an exhibition, a book and a documentary.   Born June 6, 1944 A symbolic date if ever there was one. To be born on an historic day...
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The Ouest-France newspaper mobilizes for D-Day with its series "War in the eyes of the Normans"

The Ouest-France newspaper mobilizes for D-Day with its series "War in the eyes of the Normans"

4 - 20/04/2019
Two sequences are currently available out of the thirty episodes developed and produced in collaboration with the Fabrique de Patrimoines in Normandy, from personal images of Normans. On the Ouest-France website, an original and moving testimony, filmed by locals and narrated by historians.   Ouest-France, custodian of...
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