Visiting the Mémorial de Caen Museum
9th March 2018
My first visit to the Mémorial de Caen Museum took place in the 90s. Twenty years later I returned to be educated, informed and to remember events of 1944.
D-Day Commemoration service in Bayeux Cathedral, Normandy
8th March 2018
I visited Bayeux on 8th June 2014, 70 years after Allies liberated the city. World leaders attended a commemoration ceremony at the cathedral days before.
Sword Beach, Ouistreham, Normandy, France
Sword Beach was one of five landing areas chosen for the Normandy invasion on D-Day 6th June 1944. It was taken by British forces who advanced towards Caen.
American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
The American Cemetery at Colleville overlooks Omaha Beach and is the largest allied burial ground in Normandy. This is where 'Saving Private Ryan' begins.
German Battery, Pointe-du-Hoc, Normandy, France
Pointe-du-Hoc was taken by 2nd US Rangers. They held out against the odds for two days on the Normandy cliffs. The 1st US Rangers formed in Carrickfergus.
Omaha Beach, St-Laurent-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France
Omaha Beach was the code-name for one of five sectors of the Normandy coastline. It was one of the bloodiest scenes of the D-Day landings for the US Army.
Mémorial de Caen Museum, Caen, Normandy
The Caen-Normandy Memorial Centre for History and Peace is better known as Mémorial de Caen. I visited as a child and was keen to return on my D-Day70 trip.
The Bypass, Bayeux, Normandy, France
After D-Day, on 18th June 1944, work began on the Bayeux Bypass. Today's ring-road follows the same route laid down by Royal Engineers and Pioneer Corps.