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.
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.
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.
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.
By Scott Edgar
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.
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.
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.
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.