American president remembers D-Day amid rows of white crosses in Normandy

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, declared he was honoured to return to the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and said those who fought for freedom then and now should never be forgotten. He … [Read more...]

Modern RAF pilots take photos of Normandy D-Day beaches

Modern day RAF pilots have emulated the work of their Second World War counterparts over the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy beaches. Two Tornados from 2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron used today’s technology to reproduce the images … [Read more...]

High security for 70th D-Day anniversary means road closures

The British Embassy in Paris has issued advice for people travelling to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day as extra security is in place due to the number of heads of states and royalty attending the events in coming days. It … [Read more...]

70th D-Day organisers want young people never to forget the Normandy landings

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Making sure young people never forget the sacrifices made on the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago is one of the main aims of this year’s commemorations. Official organisers said that the hundreds of ceremonies should aim to ‘pass the … [Read more...]

Visit of Queen to Normandy for D-Day described as special

Normandy Regional Council Launches D-Day UNESCO Bid

The visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Normandy this week for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings is special because she stands for so much in the relationship between Britain and France, it is claimed. According to Sir Peter … [Read more...]