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Fete de la Liberation, St James, Normandy

Alongside the Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Cemetery at St. James, the town hosts 'The Fete De La Liberation' A weekend programme of events featuring veteran WW2 vehicles both military and civilian. The vehicles were parked up around the town, so as you wandered around you never knew quite what was around the next corner. [...]

U.S. Cemetery, St James, Normandy. Memorial Day, 26th May 2013

St James US Cemetery. Memorial Day 26 May 2013. Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial The cemetery at St James on the Normandy/Brittany border is less well known than the cemetery at Colleville sur Mer on OMAHA Beach. Officially known as the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial,  4,410 U.S. forces personnel were buried here in [...]

The Longues Sur Mer Battery, Normandy, France

  The Longues Sur Mer battery is strategically situated on the cliffs between Arromanches and Port en Bessin overlooking the D-Day Normandy Landing beaches. The four 155mm guns with a range of eight miles were in a position to threaten either the Americans landing on OMAHA Beach or the British Landing on GOLD Beach. The guns [...]

Memphis Belle completes its full tour. 70 years ago today.

Following on from yesterday's post on the Dambusters Raid. Seventy years ago today the crew of the U.S. Army 8th Airforce Bomber 'The Memphis Belle' completed the 25th and final mission of their tour. They were the first crew to complete a full tour of 25 operations since the U.S. Army Air Force arrived in England [...]

By | May 17th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, D Day 70, USAF|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Dambusters Raid “Operation Chastise”, 70 years ago today

70 yrs ago today, 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron RAF skilfully attacked the great dams of Western Germany using an innovative new Bouncing Bomb developed by Barnes Wallis to breach the dam defences . 'Operation Chastise' the official title of the Dambusters Raid was a partial success. Of the five intended targets only two of [...]

US Paratroopers St Mere Eglise. 82nd Airborne Division

Pvte John Steele of F Company 505th PIR 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Normandy on the night of 5th-6th June 1944. Poor weather conditions led to a scattered drop and 36 men of Steele's company came down into the Church square of St Mere Eglise where they were captured or killed. Some buildings in the village [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

Utah Beach statue, Lt. Richard Winters

Lt. Richard Winters Statue, Utah beach Offically dedicated to all the Allied leaders who saw action on D-Day and in the Normandy Campaign. The statue is unmistakably one of Lt. Richard Winters. Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Anyone who has seen the HBO Mini-Series 'Band of Brothers' will know instantly who he [...]

Arctic Star Medal awarded to sailors of the Arctic convoys

Everyone involved in D Day Tours Normandy is delighted to hear that at long last the British Government has recognised the efforts of the men who sailed the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War. these brave men not only had to fight the enemy, but the harshest of sea conditions. We also acknowledge the long [...]

By | April 20th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, Merchant Navy, Normandy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

D Day Landings. Flying Tetrarch Tanks.

D Day Landings. Tetrarch Light Tanks On D Day and before, twenty Tetrarch Light Tanks were deployed by the 6th Airborne Recce Regt in Normandy. They were not very successful; several were destroyed in the transportation and landing. Those that survived were outclassed by German armour. They were mostly used for close support particularly [...]

By | April 20th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF, Tanks|Tags: , |0 Comments

Video: 360 degree panorama from the Pegasus Bridge

This D Day Tour video is a 360 degree panorama of the Pegasus Bridge, the only bridge over the Caen Canal between the sea and Caen itself. It was vital the allies captured the bridge intact. The panorama shows you the canal, the Cafe Gondree where we often stop for coffee on our D Day Tours, [...]

By | April 20th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day Memorials, RAF, USAF|Tags: , , |0 Comments