Normandy 2014

Map showing Mémorial de Caen Museum, Caen, Normandy

Mémorial de Caen Museum, Caen, Normandy

Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 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.

Map showing Omaha Beach, St-Laurent-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Omaha Beach, St-Laurent-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Avenue de la Libération, St-Laurent-Sur-Mer, Normandy

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.

Map showing Sword Beach, Ouistreham, Normandy, France

Sword Beach, Ouistreham, Normandy, France

Ouistreham, Normandy

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.

Map showing The Bypass, Bayeux, Normandy, France

The Bypass, Bayeux, Normandy, France

Boulevard Fabian Ware, Bayeux, Normandy

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.

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The Royal Navy in Caen

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6th June 2014

WartimeNI visited Normandy during the 70th anniversary of D-Day celebrations. We found four vessels of the Royal Navy in Caen, still sailing strong in 2014.

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Touring Normandy with Mémorial de Caen Museum

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7th June 2014

In June 2014, WartimeNI visited Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Touring with Mémorial de Caen guides is a great way to see the sights.

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Visiting the Mémorial de Caen Museum

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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.

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WartimeNI visit to Normandy 2014 [D-Day 70]

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13th June 2014

Visiting Normandy is a must for any World War Two enthusiast. We were fortunate to visit during 2014's commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.