D-Day 75th Anniversary - 2019

Compiled by DDAY.CENTER, the most comprehensive list of events to remember D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Welcome to DDAY.CENTER's dedicated website for events being held to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Whilst most events take place in France, remembrance services and other events occur in the UK, United States and Canada.

Each year, thousands of people descend on Normandy in France to pay homage to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who took part in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy. Veterans and their families, political figures, re-enactors, military vehicle enthusiasts and thousands of other men, women and children pay tribute to the those who fought to liberate Europe and remember those who never returned.

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings

The organisers of D-Day events include local authorities, museums, private clubs and larger organisations, and there is no single official listing encompassing all commemorations. Several years ago we decided to compile our own guide using numerous publicly available sources with the intention of providing our visitors with as comprehensive a resource as possible.

As the information provided here is based on third-party sources we regret that we cannot be held responsible for cancelled events or incorrect details. Wherever possible we try to include the contact details for the organisations responsible for arranging each event. As new events are confirmed we will add the details to this site, so if you know of a #DDAY75 event taking place that we've not listed here then please get in touch and let us know.

You can also download our free PDF version of the D-Day 75th Anniversary events listing to make it easier to print, share or view offline.

The Normandy Memorial Trust was created in 2016 to bring to fruition the desire to have a British Normandy Memorial, honouring all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy. The Trust is cooperating closely with the French planning authorities to secure the necessary building permissions for the memorial. As soon as these are in place, work on the site will commence, with the aim of making as much progress as possible in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June 2019.

The core memorial has been financed by the British government with £20m from the LIBOR fund, but the project still needs to develop educational and other facilities. The memorial will stand on ground at Ver-sur-Mer overlooking Gold Beach, and will record the names of all those under British command who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy. In order to help fund the remaining components of British Normandy Memorial, Trust are also seeking donations from the public.

In 2018, DDAY.CENTER was proud to sponsor the Normandie World War II International Film Festival organised by the World War II Foundation. The event will be taking place again in 2019, along with the associated Band of Brothers Actors' Reunion. The 2019 reunion is intended to be the last such event and is tag-lined "A Final Jump Into Normandy".

Various events, including both ticketed and free-to-enter, will be taking place as part of the Film Festival, including a red-carpet event, a VIP dinner, special film screenings and a free concert in front of the Salle du Théâtre in Carentan. Signing sessions with the Band of Brothers actors will also be taking place at the D-Day Experience Museum, the Utah Beach Museum and at the Normandy Victory Museum.

"Ok, Let's go!" - the immortal words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower were spoken at Southwick House, setting in motion the greatest combined operation of all time.

Step back in time at the Southwick Village D-Day Revival. For the sixth consecutive year, the small Hampshire village of Southwick will be transformed back to 1944, as the whole village puts their heart and soul into the spirit of living history.

Optional tours to the famous Southwick House D-Day map room will be available, but book early as these are very popular. The Battle of Britain Memoral Flight, walking history tours, history talks, Tiger Moth aircraft display, period funfair, wartime vehicles, 1940's school lesson, sing-alongs, swing dance lessons and live music are just some of the events planned for 2019.

Each year at Conneaut, Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie, the largest Second World War re-enactment/living history event in the United States takes place. D-Day Conneaut is free to the public and includes living history displays, mock battles, vintage aircraft, an LCVP "Higgins Boat" and 1940's "USO-style" musical entertainment.

The organisers are keen to involve the real heroes of the Second World War, and in 2017 the event hosted around 150 veterans.

Since 1999 this event has been developing and expanding, and now features some 1,500 re-enactors from across the US and Canada. Allied and German troops, plus French Resistance and 1940's civilians are all represented, with pre-invasion encampments of Allied and German forces and their tactical support elements. There are also historical exhibits.

Certain to be some of the most spectacular events for 2019 - and almost certainly never to be repeated - are being organised by Daks Over Normandy. Probably not since the Second World War will so many C-47 Skytrain (or "Dakota", as the British called the aircraft) have shared the same piece of sky. More than 30 aircraft from several countries have so far committed to the project.

From 2nd to 5th June the Daks Over Normandy event will be based at Duxford Airfield in the United Kingdom, and from 5th to 9th June from Caen Carpiquet Airport in Normandy. Both locations were carefully chosen because of their facilities and their infrastructure and because of their Second World War heritage. For the latest information or to donate, please visit the Daks Over Normandy official website.

D-Day - Remembering The Fallen, Honouring The Living

Remembrance

There are numerous ceremonies organised, both large and small, many with open access for the public.

Learning About D-Day

Education

Various organisation and communities organise events to educate both the young and old on the events of 1944.

D-Day Living History

Living History

See the many re-enactors in uniform, reconstructions of military camps and many hundreds of restored vehicles.

D-Day Concerts

Concerts

From military bands and bagpipes, to jazz and swing bands, there will always be something for everyone.

D-Day Fireworks

Fireworks

Witness some of the most spectacular pyrotechnic displays in the skies above sites of historic importance.

D-Day Sporting Events

Sporting Events

For the healthy and energetic there a numerous events, from guided walks to races and cycling challenges.



Colourised image by Marina Amaral of 101st Airborne 'Filthy 13' paratrooper Clarence Ware as he applies war paint to Charles Plauda

6th June 1944 - D-Day

After almost five years of war and following many months of planning, preparation and trainnig, the Allied forces under the overall command of American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, landed on the beaches of Hitler's "Fortress Europe".

Paratroopers and gliderborne infantry were the first to touch French soil in the early hours of the morning on the eastern and western flanks of the invasion area. Several hours later as the sun began to rise, an enormous armada of ships disembarked its cargo of fighting men onto five beaches across a 50-mile front of the Normandy coastline.

By the day's end, 156,000 troops had been landed and a tentative but strengthening beachhead established. A door in Hitler's much-vaunted "Atlantic Wall" had been well and truly kicked open.


Our thanks to digital colourist Marina Amaral for allowing us to use her excellent colourised image of these two 101st Airborne Division paratroopers. Check out her excellent new book "The Colour of Time".

American soldiers drive through the ruins of Saint-Lo

Operation Overlord

Operation Neptune was the codename for the assault phase of the Normandy landings, whilst the objective of Operation Overlord was to create a secure lodgement in France from which further operations to liberate Europe and defeat Nazi Germany could be launched.

The Battle of Normandy began with the Allied assault on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, or more precicesly with the dropping of paratroopers and glider forces in the early hours of the morning of 6th June 1944.

The Battle culminated towards the end of August with the encirclement and capture of around 150,000 German soldiers at Falaise, and with the Allied forces crossing the River Seine on their march towards Paris. The War was still far from over, but the end was now clearly in sight, and Hitler's days were numbered.

Events commemorating the anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy usually take place between April and September. Click on the links below to jump straight to the event listing for the chosen month. We compile this event listing from multiple sources, so check back for updates.

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Bayeux, 2016

Standard-bearers preparing ahead of the Official British Ceremony.

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February 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Saturday 23rd February 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Palm Springs, CA

  • 1300 - 1400hrs
    Secrets of D-Day - 75th Anniversary Special Presentation, presented by Dr Ed Gordon at the Palm Springs Air Museum. For the 75th anniversary, historian Ed Gordon, co-author of the widely praised Divided on D-Day, will focus on some of the more controversial and little-known aspects of Operation OVERLORD that make it one of the most analysed and celebrated campaigns of World War II. Program to be followed by a book sale and signing.
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Pointe-du-Hoc, 2006

Pointe-du-Hoc at sunset, seen through barbed wire.

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March 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Friday 8th March 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

  • 0930 - 1700hrs
    D-Day: Soldiers of Sacrifice Sculpture created in dedication to the 4,414 Allied servicemen who lost their lives on D-Day.



Thursday 14th March 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA New Orleans, LA

  • 1700 - 2000hrs
    Lecture - A special evening celebrating the launch of a new book about the D-Day invasion by the Museum's President & CEO Emeritus. At the National WWII Museum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +1 (504) 528 1944 extn 412



Thursday 28th March

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1200 - 1300hrs
    The Secrets of Bletchley Park At the Bedford Area Welcome Center. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated. Guests are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Regular admission fees apply.
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Sainte-Mère-Église, 2014

Wreaths and floral tributes laid at the Airborne Monument near the famous church.

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April 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Tuesday 9th April 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    At the D-Day Story in Southsea, Portsmouth - help us commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day by making paper poppies that will be used as part of the city's events around the anniversary of D-Day in June. No need to book, poppies are free to make.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event theddaystory.com/plan-your-visit/events/



Saturday 20th April 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1000 - 1500hrs
    Prelude to Invasion The National D-Day Memorial hosts the "Prelude to Invasion" Living History Day. D-Day history will come to life as we go back in time to World War II. Wartime era encampments will be scattered throughout the grounds and Second World War veterans will be on hand to share their personal experiences in the war. Regular admission fees apply.
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Saturday 27th April 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1630 - 1830hrs
    The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day - The Big Red One at Omaha Beach Award winning author and military historian John C. McManus will discuss his book The Dead and Those About to Die during a special lecture inside the Memorial's Bobbie G. Johnson Pavilion on April 27. McManus's riveting account of the 1st Infantry Division's ordeal on Omaha Beach on D-Day brings to light the role of the Big Red One in Normandy. Regular admission fees apply.
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Arromanches, 2014

One of the numerous pyrotechnic displays held in commemoration of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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May 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Friday 10th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche

  • 2030hrs
    Roanoke Choral Society at the church



Saturday 18th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1930 - 22200hrs
    D-Day Race Two races on the 1944 beaches. A 15km challenges to face after a landing by boat and 10km of running. accessible to all. A tribute to courage. Also on 19th May. €35 to take part. For more information see website below.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche

  • 2030hrs
    Conference at the museum about the SAS (Special Air Service) paratroopers operation in Brittany during Operation Overlord.
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Sunday 19th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche

  • 2030hrs
    Conference at the museum about the SAS (Special Air Service) paratroopers operation in Brittany during Operation Overlord.
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Saturday 25th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    Book Fair (11th Edition) "History and Memories" at the town hall. About 50 Norman and French authors. Free entry. Organised by: Médiathèque and Communauté de Communes de la Baie du Cotentin
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  • 1700hrs (approx)
    International March for Peace Arrival of participants from Utah Beach


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Trévières, Calvados

  • 2030hrs
    Screening of the documentary "If Omaha Beach Was Told To Me" and conference with eight civilian witnesses of D-Day at Omaha Beach. At the cinema.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cpnob@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    International March for Peace Departure of participants towards Sainte Mère Eglise.



Sunday 26th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • Time TBA
    Memorial Day - more details to follow




Monday 27th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1100 - 1200hrs
    Remembering Their Sacrifice Memorial D-Day Ceremony This special Memorial Day ceremony officially recognizes the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. The program begins at 1100hrs. Special music by Brass 5. Keynote speaker is Alex Kershaw, journalist and a New York Times bestselling author of books on World War II including "The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice". There will be a book signing following the ceremony for his newest release, "The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II". Books will be available for purchase in the Memorial's gift store. Admission is free until noon. The latest instalment of veteran bricks will also be dedicated. Guests are asked to bring their own chair.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 0700 - 1700hrs
    22nd Antique Military Fair - J.C. Flambert (Rue Marcel Rachine). Entry fee €2.50 with food available on site. Organised By: Picauville se souvient
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event charles.dennebouy@orange.fr



Wednesday 29th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Canchy, Calvados

  • 1400 and 1700hrs
    Take a carriage tour and discover the progress of the Allies and how they crossed the Aure marshes. The Château de Colombières hosted for several weeks the Ritchie Boys , specially trained in modern psychological warfare techniques.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Dinton, Wiltshire

  • 1100 - 1500hrs
    Remembering D-Day at Dinton Commemorating wartime Dinton, 75 years on from the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Dinton Park was home to 3,000 Allied soldiers, camped here while preparing for liberation of Europe: D-Day. Today we'll be recreating a little of what life was like for the soldiers and villagers of Dinton in spring 1944. There will be talks, films, a re-enactment group, and you'll be able to experience what it was like in an Anderson shelter.
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Thursday 30th May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Until 2nd June)
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Friday 31st May 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Until 2nd June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint Marcouf de l'Isle, Manche

  • All Afternoon
    Exceptional opening of the Crisbecq Battery Command Post for private tours for veterans and military personnel.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 2030hrs
    Preview of the film "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" at the Utah Beach Museum. Prior booking required.
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Sainte-Mère-Église, 2017

Veterans, military personnel and civilians alike enjoy the atmosphere with some music, food and beer.

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June 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Saturday 1st June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1800hrs
    Friendly Rugby tournament in the style of the 1940's with the five nations present around Bayeux at the Time of D-Day: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France. 1940's festive evening shared with the Players. Free admission. (Also 2nd June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The "Currahee Commemo Airborne Group"" offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1500hrs
    Vintage Day Parade of decorated bikes and wartime vehicles, music and period outfits. Rue Commercente.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event vasse-christine@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Until 2nd June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Path of Memory Historic walk (9km) with commentaries about all the battle sites of Drop Zone "C" at Hiesville. Follow the paths of the 101st airborne paratroopers. Departure at Lecaudey farm. Price €2.00 per person.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Muskegon, OH

  • All Day
    USS LST 393 Veterans Museum and Rolling Thunder present "D-Day Plus 75". This World War II landing ship tank (LST) will feature special displays and exhibits to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. LST 393 was there and is one of only three ships at Omaha Beach still afloat. Visitors can share this historic day aboard one of the most important D-Day artefacts anywhere. The community celebration will feature an honour ride, World War II reenactors, unique World War II vehicles, the amazing "Air Raid Muskegon" featuring historic aircraft "battling" reenactors on the ship, and special activities for kids.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 0700 - 1700hrs
    20th Annual Military Fair - Rue Marcel Rachine.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event charles.dennebouy@orange.fr

  • 1300hrs
    Exhibition of civilian vehicles.

  • 1400hrs
    Old 1940's games including "Peace Restored". Vintage Talent Show with "Charly M" - 1940's songs and fashion show. To book call number below.
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  • 2100hrs
    1940's ball with "Carte Blanche" orchestra.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2030hrs
    Concert with Thierry Anquetil on guitar/song, accompanied by drums and double bass. Refreshments and food trucks on site.

  • 2230hrs
    Open-air screening of a classic French movie "Papy fait de la résistance". Free event.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #1: Open-air, 26 panels entitled "Signs of the collaboration and the Resistance", organised by: Ministry of Defence, the National Office of veterans and the association "Flowers of the Resistance" (Until 6th June)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #2: Ancient Postcards from the 1939/45 period showing the major towns of Omaha Beach sector. (Until 6th June)

  • 1000 and 1200hrs (French version) / 1500 and 1600hrs (English version)
    Remember Omaha A guide from Isigny-Omaha tourist office will explain the Allied landing at Omaha Beach on 6th June 1944, including the tragic events leading to the name "Bloody Omaha".
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0930hrs
    Display of more than 60 military Harley Davidson motorcycles
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  • 1000 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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  • 1500hrs
    International Concert for Peace
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  • 2030hrs
    International Concert for Peace
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Valognes, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Hôtel Grandval-Caligny - meeting with authors in Cotentin with this year a tribute to the 75th anniversary of D-Day Landings.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Washington D.C.

  • 2200hrs
    June 6th, 1944, OPERATION OVERLORD, the liberation of Europe begins. 75 years later, it is even more important that we do not forget the ultimate price that was paid by those brave soldiers defending our freedom. Commemorate the D-Day Landings by rucking and re-enacting OSS movements in honour of America's Greatest Generation who liberated France and Europe. Pricing: Before 03/03/19 - $110, before 17/05/19 - $120, 17/05/19 and after - $130
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.goruck.com/event-14209/



Sunday 2nd June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • All Day
    Cauquigny chapel, historic exhibition. (Until 3rd June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Aure-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • From 1200hrs
    Liberation ball presented by Herve Lannez. Lunch from 1200hrs. Free entrance for the ball from 1500hrs. Reservation required in advance through the town hall of Ste-Honorine-des-Pertes. Entrance €15 per adult and €10 for under 10's.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 3121 77 39
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event aure-sur-mer@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1800hrs
    Friendly Rugby tournament in the style of the 1940's with the five nations present around Bayeux at the Time of D-Day: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France. 1940's festive evening shared with the Players. Free admission. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event + 33 (0)7 86 33 70 34
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event rugbybayeux@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    The Landing Told to Children and Parents At the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Discuss questions such as Why maintain the cemeteries? and Why continue to remember the sacrifice of the Allies for Europe's liberation - a message for the younger generation. Duration 30 mins. Free entry.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 74 26 69
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 33 21 04 18

  • 1900 - 2300hrs
    World War II Foundation International Film Festival Red Carpet Event at the Utah Beach Museum with actors from the Band of Brothers television series, D-Day and World War II veterans. Special guests also attending. Ticketed event. Includes: Access to museum, food, drink, music, autographs and photos with actors and veterans. €75 per person.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1030hrs (French version) and 1500hrs (French and English version)
    The Landing Told to Children and Parents In period outfits follow in the footsteps of the Canadians who landed on 6th June 1944. Monuments, bunkers and vehicles. €5 per person. Duration 90 mins and distance 0.5km.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 74 26 69
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16 or +33 (0)6 22 69 08 79
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event axelle@helievenements.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Gonneville-en-Auge, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Heroes' March Depart from the church of Gonneville-en-Auge. March organised by the Association France 44 and Stahl-M1. Entry €12 per adult.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 0730 - 1700hrs
    Antique Military Fair at the Salle Omnisport
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 22 62 46 or +33 (0)6 75 08 89 45


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 1200hrs
    Giant picnic with singer "Charly M" and 1940's fashion show.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18

  • 1400hrs
    Old 1940's games including "Peace restored".
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18

  • 1630hrs
    Conference about le Fière's battle at Cauquigny chapel.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #1: Open-air, 26 panels entitled "Signs of the collaboration and the Resistance", organised by: Ministry of Defence, the National Office of veterans and the association "Flowers of the Resistance" (Until 6th June)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #2: Ancient Postcards from the 1939/45 period showing the major towns of Omaha Beach sector. (Until 6th June)



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 81 20


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 0930 - 1100hrs
    Presentation of more than 60 military Harley Davidson WLA/WLC motorcycles dating from the 1940's.

  • 1630 - 1800hrs
    Presentation of more than 60 military Harley Davidson WLA/WLC motorcycles dating from the 1940's.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0930hrs
    In the Footsteps of Our Liberators" History walk of 23km, with commentaries about Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Utah Beach. Prior booking required. Meet at the 4th Infantry Division Monument in front of the museum. Price €4 which includes entrance to the museum on the same day. Lunch at Saint-Marie-du-Mont - bring a picnic or eat in one of the local restaurants.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event musee@utah-beach.com

  • 1900 - 2300hrs
    SOLD OUT World War II Foundation International Film Festival Red Carpet Event at the Utah Beach Museum with actors from the Band of Brothers television series, D-Day and Second World War veterans, with special guests also attending. Ticketed event €75 per person. Includes: Access to museum, food, drink, music, autographs and photos with actors and veterans.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 17 65 55 24
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • 0830 - 1600hrs
    Militaria Fair - Route de Formigny. Food on site. €4 per person (under 12's free)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 22 11 90 93 or +33 (0)6 60 72 85 84
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event philippemaisnier@wanadoo.fr

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vouilly, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Discover the Castle of Vouilly which became, from June 10th to August 12th 1944, the headquarters of the first American press camp. Call number below for reservations or information.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00



Monday 3rd June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • All Day
    Cauquigny chapel, historic exhibition. (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall.. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 33 21 04 18

  • 1800 - 2000hrs
    Special screening at Salle du Théâtre in Carentan square of a short film chronicling several Band of Brothers actors returning 18 years later to where they did their "bootcamp" or training for the series. The 30-minute film was shot in England and was produced and introduced by Rick Warden who played Lt. Harry Welsh. Rick Warden's short film will be followed by a panel discussion with the actors from Band of Brothers at Salle du Théâtre. The topic is "Behind the Scenes of Episodes 2 & 3" of the series, Day of Days and Carentan. €20 per person.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 1800hrs
    Ceremony for Peace with veterans and children from schools of the area.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 90 90


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Conference about le Fière's battle at Cauquigny chapel.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18

  • 1800hrs
    Path of Memory Historic walk with commentaries. Walk with American and German soldiers to remember the fight during the night of the 5th June 1944. Booking at the Tourist Office of Sainte Mere Eglise. Organised by: Picauville se souvient.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ot.sme@ccbdc.fr or denis1975.dennebouy@gmail.com

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #1: Open-air, 26 panels entitled "Signs of the collaboration and the Resistance", organised by: Ministry of Defence, the National Office of veterans and the association "Flowers of the Resistance" (Until 6th June)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #2: Ancient Postcards from the 1939/45 period showing the major towns of Omaha Beach sector. (Until 6th June)



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 81 20


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0830 - 1600hrs
    Military fair at the market hall. Entrance fee €4.00. Organised by: Timberwolves
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 08 45 24 65
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ballesterbarth@aol.com

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 17 65 55 24
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)



Tuesday 4th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    La Grange à Dîme - Camp and model exhibition dedicated to the 1944 British Army. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 22 35 43 or +33 (0)7 72 28 86 92
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1800 - 2000hrs
    Drawing D-Day: An Artist's Journey Through War At Bowen Center for the Arts, a book signing and reception. The only sketches known to be drawn on D-Day will be displayed in Bedford for the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. During this event, view these sketches along with Ugo Giannini's uniform as WWII costumed re-enactors read excerpts from his journal throughout the evening. His wife, Maxine Giannini, will be on hand to sign books featuring the sketches and excerpts, "Drawing D-Day: An Artist's Journey Through War". Free and open to the public.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall.. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 33 21 04 18

  • 1800hrs
    Soldiers to have dinner with local families. Oganised by: Town Hall
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35

  • 2000hrs
    VIP Dinner with Band of Brothers actors at the Pont D'ouve restaurant in Carentan. Space is limited. VIP/Private Experience.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1000hrs
    Airship Hangar: reconstruction about the 1917 historic period

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1600hrs
    Conference about the airship hangar during World War II, by Mr Paris.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02

  • 1800hrs
    1940's fashion contest for women. Registration by email.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event acailleteau.das@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Liesville-sur-Douve, Manche

  • All Day
    US Military Camp with the GMC Maroilles and Overlord 59 associations at Le Becquet, Marais du Pommier. Free entry. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 06 71 56 56


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33

  • 0900hrs
    Convoy of German military vehicles.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    1000hrs: Ceremony at the USAAF monument. In front of the church Organised by: Picauville se souvient in partnership with the town hall.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #1: Open-air, 26 panels entitled "Signs of the collaboration and the Resistance", organised by: Ministry of Defence, the National Office of veterans and the association "Flowers of the Resistance" (Until 6th June)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #2: Ancient Postcards from the 1939/45 period showing the major towns of Omaha Beach sector. (Until 6th June)

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    "Big Red One" Camp - Reconstruction of an American camp about the troops of the first liberators on the morning of 6th June 1944. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint Marcouf de l'Isle, Manche

  • All Afternoon
    Exceptional opening of the Crisbecq Battery Command Post for private tours for veterans and military personnel.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 82 01 49 08
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event marcouf44@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of US military camp. Free entrance. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 81 20

  • 1500hrs
    Exhibition of German Second World War vehicles.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54

  • 1730hrs
    Arrival of the "Ivy Combat March".
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54

  • 1800hrs
    Ceremony at the war memorial.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54

  • 2000hrs
    Dinner of the 4th Infantry Division party.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1430hrs
    Lecture on "Chaplains of the D-DAY landings" by reverend Tom Wilson (Bilingual English/French) at the Airborne Museum

  • 1800hrs
    Soldiers have dinner with local families.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp (Medics, US Navy, Army Air corps, civilians), with a parade of World War Two vehicles, concerts and food (Until 9th June)
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  • 0930 - 1630hrs
    Departure of the Utah Memory Tour for a 70km historic vehicle trip. Departs from Utah Memory Field, crossing through Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Crisbeq Battery, Carentan, Camp Arizona, Catz, Sainte-Côme-du-Mont and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Returns to Utah Beach at around 1630hrs. Booking Required - €38 per adult, €32 per person with a disability and €28 per child. Price includes the 70km tour, the tickets to the museums and a lunchtime meal. Organised by Arhnem 44 Association & Utah Beach D-Day Museum.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
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  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)



Wednesday 5th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony at the 507th PIR Monument followed by special parachute drop (weather dependant).
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    La Grange à Dîme - Camp and model exhibition dedicated to the 1944 British Army. (Until 9th June)
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  • 2030hrs
    Musical concert near the sea wall (Place-Mosnier). Enjoy songs from the 1940's.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 1400hrs
    Liberation Music Concert at Major Howard's Esplanade.
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  • 1815hrs
    Veterans Welcome Concert at the West Plaza of the Multipurpose Hall, with the British orchestra "The Combined UK Police Band"
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  • 2200hrs
    Military music in tribute to the liberators, with orchestra and pipes.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    The Landing Told to Children and Parents At the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Discuss questions such as Why maintain the cemeteries? and Why continue to remember the sacrifice of the Allies for Europe's liberation - a message for the younger generation. Duration 30 mins. Free entry.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall.. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    British memorial ceremony in the British Garden at the Caen Memorial, in the presence of veterans, British authorities and active soldiers of the 3rd British Division.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1000hrs
    Conference on the Battle of Carentan and the liberators of the city at the theatre, free entrance.
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  • 1130hrs
    Parachute drop by the Round Canopy Parachute Team (subject to weather conditions) at Purple Heart Lane. Music and food will be available on site.
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  • 1630hrs
    Official ceremony at le Carré de Choux (Saint-Côme-du-Mont road) Followed by a military parade to the Signal Monument next to the city hall.

  • 1745hrs
    Ceremony at the Signal Monument.

  • 1800hrs
    Parade to the marina.

  • 2100hrs
    Free Concert at the marina featuring actors from the Band of Brothers television series who will bring their own incredible musical talent to the stage.
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  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks from the marina.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cherbourg, Manche

  • 0500hrs
    Arrival of the ship Seabourne Ovation, with approximately 20 Canadian and US Veterans.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Site Hillman - Some 50 British and US vehicles on a historic World War II site for a period re-enactment camp. Music, parades, encampment as it was then. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1600hrs
    Tribute Concert "D-Day Pipes and Drums". A large gathering of bagpipers and drummers, in the presence of John Millin - coming from various countries to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a miltiary camp at the Overlord Museum. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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  • 0830 - 1600hrs
    Antique militaria fair at Hangar à dirigeables. Entrance €4.00 per person.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event black-lions@sfr.fr

  • 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of the battle with TV crews on site.

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Foucarville, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Gosport, Hampshire

  • 1300 - 1400hrs
    Lighting the way to D-Day At the Royal Submarine Museum, find out about the crucial role the X-class Submarines played in D Day. The D-Day landings could have gone catastrophically wrong if it weren't for these small craft who prepared the way for the thousands of vessels and servicemen who were to approach the Normandy beaches. A short presentation will take place every Wednesday in June at 1pm next to our very own midget submarine X-24. Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket or National Membership. Booking is not required.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Gourbesville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony at the 90th DIV / 82nd Airborne Monument.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of an American Field Hospital at Château Colombière, with surgical unit, aid post and personal living space. Free Entry. Organised by: Association HBT 44 and RCPT. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France La Fière, Manche

  • 2245hrs
    Pathfinder demonstration, with 16 paratroopers in charge of marking and securing drop zones during the early hours of D-Day. Duration 30 mins.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Liesville-sur-Douve, Manche

  • All Day
    US Military Camp with the GMC Maroilles and Overlord 59 associations at Le Becquet, Marais du Pommier. Free entry. (Until 9th June)
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  • 2030hrs
    Bagpipe concert with the group "Somme Battlefield Pipe Band" at St Martin Church. Entrance €5 - pre booking required.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lion-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1830hrs
    Traditional British music with bagpipes and harmonies (more than 50 musicians). In front of the town hall.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event webmaster@lionsurmer.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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  • 2245hrs
    Night show about the battle at the Manor. Entrance €10 per person. (Until 12th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Battle re-enactment with scale model tanks, accompanied by pyrotechnic and sound effects. (Until 8th June).
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mickael_herry@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Rots, Calvados

  • 1600hrs
    1940's Garden Party The D-Day Academy's tribute to war veterans of the Normandy Landings. Musical events with 1940's music and free access to the museum and the exhibition.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2030hrs
    We Only Love Liberty Writers, journalists and war correspondents will tell you about the gigantic troops' landing from all over the world. Reading by Philippe Müller and Vincent Vernillat, accompanied on the piano by Monique Bouvet.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Parade of military vehicles.

  • 1900hrs
    Reception with World War II veterans.

  • 1900hrs
    Historic parachute jump (weather dependant).


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #1: Open-air, 26 panels entitled "Signs of the collaboration and the Resistance", organised by: Ministry of Defence, the National Office of veterans and the association "Flowers of the Resistance" (Until 6th June)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #2: Ancient Postcards from the 1939/45 period showing the major towns of Omaha Beach sector. (Until 6th June)

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    "Big Red One" Camp - Reconstruction of an American camp about the troops of the first liberators on the morning of 6th June 1944. (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of US military camp. Free entrance. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Military vehicle exhibition in the church square.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp (Medics, US Navy, Army Air corps, civilians), with a parade of World War Two vehicles, concerts and food (Until 9th June)
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  • 0930 - 1630hrs
    Departure of the Utah Memory Tour for a 70km historic vehicle trip. Departs from Utah Memory Field, crossing through Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Crisbeq Battery, Carentan, Camp Arizona, Catz, Sainte-Côme-du-Mont and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Returns to Utah Beach at around 1630hrs. Booking Required - €38 per adult, €32 per person with a disability and €28 per child. Price includes the 70km tour, the tickets to the museums and a lunchtime meal. Organised by Arhnem 44 Association & Utah Beach D-Day Museum.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)



Thursday 6th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 0600 - 1030hrs
    Exhibition of 250 historical vehicles on Arromanches beach.
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  • 1700 - 1800hrs
    Parade of historical vehicles through the town.
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  • 2100 - 2359hrs
    Live music show with the biggest 1940's standards. 17 musicians and 3 singers on stage. There will be fireworks at the end of the show.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military Vehicle Exhibition and vintage cars, arranged by the D-Day Academy.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr

  • 0845 - 1700hrs
    In the footsteps of 47 Royal Marine Commando. On D-Day, 47 Royal Marine Commando landed on Gold Beach, near Asnelles, and set off on a 20km march behind enemy lines with the objective of liberating Port-en-Bessin. This walk will start from Asnelles' main car park (by the bunker) with arrival in Port-en-Bessin around late afternoon.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event esgensduphare@live.fr

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    La Grange à Dîme - Camp and model exhibition dedicated to the 1944 British Army. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 2200 nd 2300hrs
    Poppy's Song at Hotel Du Doyen. Poetic and light show by the Fred and Co Company. 60 giant poppies and two musicians. Together they seek the voice of harmony.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 0630 - 2100hrs
    The Final Salute: D-Day Plus 75 Years Throughout the day, explore WWII re-enactor displays of units who landed on D-Day; visit "Profiles of Honor" the mobile museum dedicated to Virginia's WWI and WWII veterans; enjoy music from the Enduring Freedom band and USO show; gather with WWII and D-Day veterans in the Veterans Reunion Tent; and partake in our food truck area that is open for breakfast and lunch.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event education@dday.org

  • 1000hrs
    Join us as WWII aircraft take to the sky in a breath-taking display and pay tribute to the Greatest Generation who flew them.

  • 1100hrs
    "The Final Salute" Commemorative Observance. The ceremony will include international dignitaries, special music, and Normandy veteran roll-call.

  • 1930 - 2130hrs
    "Tuesday Mourning" A play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    Run to Pegasus. Runners arrive at the finish line at at Pegasus Bridge at around 1100hrs. (NOTE: Event starts at Ouistreham at 0830hrs)
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop

  • 1730hrs
    Wreath-laying at the Veterans Charity Memorial, near to Pegasus Bridge.

  • 2030hrs
    Concert by the Band of Liberation at Château de Bénouville with Emma Brown and Concert with José Todaro (Italian tenor), accompanied by the choir "Bord de Loire". Fireworks following the concerts.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall.. (Until 9th June)

  • 0800hrs
    Commemorative ceremony at Canada House, 32 Promenade des Français.

  • 0930hrs
    Ceremony at the monument of 288, route de Bény.

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony at the Canadian Monument, rue Queen's own rifles of Canada.

  • 2100hrs
    Commemorative ceremony at Canada House, 32 Promenade des Français.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony in homage to those shot at the Prison of Caen in the presence of the families of the disappeared. Ceremonies in tribute to civilian victims, Caen Castle and Avenue de la Liberation in the presence of veterans and British authorities and active soldiers of the 3rd British Division.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
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  • 2100hrs
    "Les voilà" - a play about the D-Day Anniversary and the stories of locals who saw witnessed the landings in June 1944. Only in French langauge. At the theatre - free entrance.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cherbourg, Manche

  • 0900hrs
    Arrival of the ship "Navigator" with around 20 US and Canadian veterans on board.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event g.perinet@ot-cotentin.fr

  • 1900 - 2230hrs
    Celebrate the liberation. Enjoy the concert of the municipal conservatory (20 musicians on stage) and from 2015hrs to 2215hrs. Dance to "D-Day Ladies'" swing rhythms (18 musicians and 3 singers in period dress). If weather is bad weather the festival hall will be used.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mireille.coat@cherbourg.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Camp reconstruction at Overlord Museum, with historic vehicles, including a dynamic display of vehicles and armoured cars no the museum's tank track. Scale model fair. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1000hrs
    Airship Hangar: reconstruction about the 1917 historic period

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Finchingfield, Essex

  • 1900 - 2130hrs
    The 6th June marks the 75th anniversary of D Day. Mark this historic day by joining us for this D-Day Special Edition talk about the History of RAF Wethersfield. Learn interesting and poignant facts about the air base. The role the area played in the war including details of two missions that were flown from Wethersfield on June 6 1944. For one night only the Guildhall goes back in time. Expect war time music and beer on offer. Drinks can be purchased - cash only please.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of an American Field Hospital at Château Colombière, with surgical unit, aid post and personal living space. Free Entry. Organised by: Association HBT 44 and RCPT. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Normandy Airfield Camp Military re-enactment dedicated to the air forces of the Second World War, nearly 6000 m² of camp, more than 150 paras C47, 50 aircraft gathered on airfield "ALG-A20". (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Liesville-sur-Douve, Manche

  • All Day
    US Military Camp with the GMC Maroilles and Overlord 59 associations at Le Becquet, Marais du Pommier. Free entry. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lion-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2100hrs
    Liberation Ball with the orchestra "Jacks & Jills Swing Band" and participation of "Rock N Go".
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event webmaster@lionsurmer.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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  • 2245hrs
    Night show about the battle at the Manor. Entrance €10 per person. (Until 12th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
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  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com
  • 2200hrs
    "They Didn't Know It Was Impossible" Historical re-enactment with sound and light show, focusing on key stages in the Battery of Merville history; from construction to the final assault. Costumes, vintage vehicles and projection take the audience into the heart of history. €15 per person. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • All Day
    WWII Ships at Quai Charcot Presence of the "Belle Poule" and the "Mutin" (two French Second World War boats).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 97 73 03
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event animation@ville-ouistreham.fr or stephanie.evenementiel@ville-ouistreham.fr

  • 0830hrs
    Run to Pegasus. Starts at 0830hrs, runners come together at the port and depart on the towpath towards Pegasus Bridge. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and to honour the men who spearheaded the invasion, the highly successful event which was first staged in 2009 is being repeated in 2019. On 4th June 2019, a group of 186 sponsored runners will set off from the site of Tarrant Rushton Airfield in Dorset and make their way into the New Forest and down to Portsmouth, covering 62 miles in under 24 hours. All participants must raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship for The Veterans Charity. Each runner on the Run to Pegasus will represent a specific member of the Coup de Main group and will be issued with a commemorative t-shirt to wear for the final leg to the landing zone. The t-shirts will carry the name of the man they are representing. Some of the runners that have already signed up are relatives of men of the Coup de Main force.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Périers-en-Auge, Calvados

  • 1400hrs
    Unveiling of plaque on bridge over River Dives. The Veterans Charity will unveil a plaque dedicated to the thirty men of 22 Platoon who landed in no. 4 glider which went off course. The men had a very difficult time trying to reach their objective of Horsa Bridge, and faced intense enemy resistance and flooded fields for almost the whole 10-mile march back to rendezvous with their comrades. Three men lost their lives during the 24 hours and the platoon, together with approx. 15 other troops who they gathered along the way, made it to Ranville on 7th June with several casualties.

  • 1430hrs
    "22 Plt" lead the group on a march back to Pegasus Bridge.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • Late Afternoon
    In the footsteps of 47 Royal Marine Commando Arrival in the town of the historic hike which started in Asnelles in the morning.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Battle re-enactment with scale model tanks, accompanied by pyrotechnic and sound effects. (Until 8th June).
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    Arrival of "22 Platoon" group from Périers-en-Auge


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #1: Open-air, 26 panels entitled "Signs of the collaboration and the Resistance", organised by: Ministry of Defence, the National Office of veterans and the association "Flowers of the Resistance" (Final Day)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - exhibition #2: Ancient Postcards from the 1939/45 period showing the major towns of Omaha Beach sector. (Final Day)

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - reconstruction of 1939/45 period scenes. (Until 7th June)

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    "Big Red One" Camp - Reconstruction of an American camp about the troops of the first liberators on the morning of 6th June 1944. (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr

  • 1730hrs
    Concert of Colonel Gabriel with his orchestra composed of 226 musicians on the esplanade by the Signals Monument.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.saintlaurent904@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of US military camp. Free entrance. (Until 9th June)
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  • 0900hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony at the Leadership monument (Major Dick Winters monument) in tribute to the airborne troops. Organised by: Association D-Day Overlord

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Military vehicle exhibition.
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  • 1400hrs
    Church square - paratrooper demonstration in the period of 1944.
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  • 1600hrs
    Ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud monument.
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  • 1630hrs
    Mass in the church.
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  • 1730hrs
    Ceremony at the monument of AVA.
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  • 1800hrs
    Demonstration of parachuting accuracy (Weather dependant).
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  • 1830hrs
    L.Bohec project.
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  • 2030hrs
    Concert for Peace in the main square.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Tailleville, Calvados

  • 2130hrs
    "What a Pretty Beach" Documentary screening that takes place exactly 75 years after D-Day, at the very place where the Acadian veterans present in the documentary spent their first night in France.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event infos@semaineacadienne.net


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0630hrs
    Memorial meeting on Utah Beach, at the exact time the men landed on June 6, 1944. This gathering will take place in parallel on the other 5 beaches, at the time of the various landings. Organised by: Overlord Association - Marc Laurenceau.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event marc.laurenceau@free.fr

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp (Medics, US Navy, Army Air corps, civilians), with a parade of World War Two vehicles, concerts and food (Until 9th June)
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  • 1000hrs
    Official Ceremony

  • Time TBC
    Liberty By The Sea Land Art. A group of young German and French students (from Felix Buhot college) will make an ephemeral sculpture with waste collected on the beach.

  • Late Afternoon
    Choir "Voix de la Paix Partagée". Concert given by young German and French singers. Extracts from Anne Franks diary will be read out.

  • 2300hrs
    Fireworks


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • Time TBC
    Access to the floating causeways with photo exhibition, discovery of an infirmary and tours in military vehicles. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mc-costy@hotmail.fr

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)

  • 1430hrs
    Concert and start of the musical parade with 8 groups of musicians who will march from Vierville towards St Laurent.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.saintlaurent904@orange.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

  • 0930hrs
    D-Day 75th Land Run at The Xcel Leisure Centre (first day of 3-day event). D-Day runs will be held from Thursday 6th June 2019 to Saturday 8th June 2019 and are 6-hour timed events where participants choose from 5km to ultra-marathon. Particpants can complete as many, or as few, laps as they like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful River Thames. Runners of all abilities welcomed - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes...or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 6-hour time limit. Everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers' medal. Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter. Price: £37.95 (Affiliated) or £39.95 (Unaffiliated).
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.phoenixrunning.co.uk/events/d-day-75th-land-run


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK York, North Yorkshire

  • 1815 - 1945hrs
    Uncovering Stories: York's Normandy Veterans A talk at the York Explore Library Learning Centre. Tickets: £6 or £5 with a York Card. Tickets available from any Explore Library or www.yortime.org.uk.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.exploreyork.org.uk



Friday 7th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony at Charles Deglopper monument. Orgnanised by: U.S Normandie mémoire.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr

  • 1600hrs
    Ceremony at the "Vergers Timmes", Tiers' path. Orgnanised by: U.S Normandie mémoire.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr

  • 1700hrs
    Historic parachute jump of men in period Second World War uniforms, on Drop Zone "T" (weather dependant) by Liberty Jump Team Inc.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Commemorative overflight of 75 Second World War Piper L4 Grasshopper observation aircraft. Squadron flight of 3-6 planes for 1 hour.
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  • 1400 - 2300hrs
    The songs of Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters will be remembered, and well as Elvis Presley, rockabilly and the famous Boogie-woogie.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    La Grange à Dîme - Camp and model exhibition dedicated to the 1944 British Army. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1900hrs
    Liberty Ball Swing, brass and big band... with the Hot Swing Sextet and then the Glenn's Swing Orchestra. Two major swing bands you will turn the clock back to the 1930s and 1940s and celebrate Liberation moments. Food available on site.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1900 - 2100hrs
    At the National D-day Memorial, Outdoor Concert and Canteen: Hear patriotic music and songs based on soundtracks from famous WWII films over the years. The 29th Infantry Division Band will perform along with the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard Silent Drill Team.

  • 1930 - 2130hrs
    "Tuesday Mourning" a play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there. At Bower Center for the Arts.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 2000hrs
    Major Howard's Esplanade: Concert by Fiona Harrison; post-war music.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event lequem.jacky@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Beuzeville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1700hrs
    Ceremony at the monument for Agnes Bienaimé.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Canadian ceremonies of remembrance at the Canadian Garden at the Caen Memorial, former butcher's place and Ardennes Abbey, in the presence of Canadian authorities.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 0800 - 1700hrs
    Military Fair at the market hall, route américaine
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event bourse0606carentan@gmail.com

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony at République Square with 101st Airborne troops and participants of the Carentan Liberty March.

  • 1130hrs
    Departure of the Carentan Liberty March. A historic walk for re-enactors of American paratroopers in Swecnod World War period uniform in tribute to all these men during the walk.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event carentanlibertymarch@outlook.com

  • 1730hrs
    Ceremony at the Cole Monument, official inauguration of the Purple Heart Lane.

  • 1800hrs
    At the library, readings from John Maginis' diary. He was officer in charge of civilian's affairs in Carentan in 1944.

  • 2000hrs
    Winning films from the World War II International Film Festival shown at Salle du Théâtre in Carentan square. Awards presented by Band of Brothers Actors. Free event.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carpiquet, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Air show at the airfield organised by "Daks over Normandy" with the gathering of dozens of C-47 aircraft. Price: families €, adults €20, children €10. Free for children under 8.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Catz, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Chef-du-Pont, Manche

  • 1200hrs
    Country meal near Rex Combs Square.

  • 1400hrs
    Ceremony at Rex Combs Square.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cherbourg, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • 2030hrs
    Resist for Freedom Classical music concert by the pantagrulair wind quintet. A musical tribute to composers and musicians, such as Francis Poulenc, who fought for freedom during the Second World War and participated in their own way in the Resistance.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event colleville.my@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Camp reconstruction at Overlord Museum, with historic vehicles, including a dynamic display of vehicles and armoured cars no the museum's tank track. Scale model fair. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colomby-Anguerny, Calvados

  • 2300hrs
    Fireworks near the inukshuk, in Bill Ross Street (a Canadian veteran visited the town frequently).
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie@anguerny.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cresserons, Calvados

  • 17300hrs
    Sharing Memories A reminder of a faithful friendship between the veterans of the 22nd Dragoons and the population of Cresserons. Music, songs, dancing, theatre in tribute to the 22nd Dragoons, peace and freedom.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event pqpr@online.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 9th June)

  • 1900hrs
    Concert by Miss Paramount followed by fireworks and open-air dance.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cruelly.camp@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1030 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430hrs
    Meeting between American veterans and pupils.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of an American Field Hospital at Château Colombière, with surgical unit, aid post and personal living space. Free Entry. Organised by: Association HBT 44 and RCPT. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Normandy Airfield Camp Military re-enactment dedicated to the air forces of the Second World War, nearly 6000 m² of camp, more than 150 paras C47, 50 aircraft gathered on airfield "ALG-A20". (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Liesville-sur-Douve, Manche

  • All Day
    US Military Camp with the GMC Maroilles and Overlord 59 associations at Le Becquet, Marais du Pommier. Free entry. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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  • 2245hrs
    Night show about the battle at the Manor. Entrance €10 per person. (Until 12th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 64 95 81 97
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • 2200hrs
    "They Didn't Know It Was Impossible" Historical re-enactment with sound and light show, focusing on key stages in the Battery of Merville history; from construction to the final assault. Costumes, vintage vehicles and projection take the audience into the heart of history. €15 per person. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 91 47 53
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sonetlumieremfp@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 1830hrs
    Ceremony at the 90th ID Monument, booking required.
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  • 2000hrs
    Friendship dinner at JC Flambart room. Come share your dinner with American and German soldiers. Prior booking required - €28 for adults, €14 for children. Organised by:Picauville se souvient
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event denis1975.dennebouy@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • 1500-1800hrs
    Parade of historic vehicles with re-enactors wearing period dress.
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  • 1900hrs
    Concert by Royal Marines orchestra.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Battle re-enactment with scale model tanks, accompanied by pyrotechnic and sound effects. (Until 8th June).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 47 92 88 07
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mickael_herry@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ravenoville, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • from 1900hrs
    Liberation Ball Gather around the kiosk to taste the happy-go-lucky atmosphere of the liberation with "Minor Swing" (from 2030hrs). Enjoy the mix between jazz and accordion music on frenzied rhythms. Food and bar on site (mussels & fries) from 1900hrs.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event animation@saintaubinsurmer.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Manche

  • 1830hrs (children)
    Trail for children in memory of the Pathfinders (1km).
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  • 1900hrs (adults)
    Trail for adults in memory of the Pathfinders (9.5km).
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    At Maison de la Libération - reconstruction of 1939/45 period scenes. (Final Day)

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    "Big Red One" Camp - Reconstruction of an American camp about the troops of the first liberators on the morning of 6th June 1944. (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Marcouf de L'isle, Manche

  • 1400hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. Battery de Crisbecq - Battle of tanks and armoured vehicles. Shows and entertainment, US and German camp, craft workshops, tanks, parades, etc. Food and drinks on site. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1400hrs and 1700hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. A re-enactment of the storming of the German gun battery at Crisbecq. Booking required via number below. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of US military camp. Free entrance. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 0900hrs
    Ceremony at the monument to the 3 temporary cemeteries.

  • 0930hrs
    Mass at the church.

  • 1045hrs
    Ceremony at the Signal Monument.

  • 1145hrs
    Ceremony at the "km 0" liberty route marker in front of the Town Hall.

  • 1150hrs
    Wreath laying at the monument in memory of the civilian casualties.

  • 1900hrs
    SOLD OUT Liberty Banquet at the hall market. Share a dinner and evening with paratroopers from different nationalities that will be maknig the big parachute drop on Sunday. Some Veterans and family members will also attend the dinner. Limited number of participants, so prior booking required (until 1st May). Entrance fees: €36.00 per adult and €15.00 per child (7-12 years old). Your participation helps to finance Veterans & family members coming and soldiers invitation.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ot.sme@ccbdc.fr or contact@ava-normandie.org

  • 2100 - 2215hrs
    Concert "La Jazz en vadrouille".

  • 2230 - 2330hrs
    Concert "Ladies for Liberty".


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainteny, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Moment of remembrance at la Roserie (RD 171, direction Périers, second road on the left)
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  • 1115hrs
    Moment of remembrance at Les Forges (RD 971)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Thaon, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp (Medics, US Navy, Army Air corps, civilians), with a parade of World War Two vehicles, concerts and food (Until 9th June)
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  • 1800 - 2200hrs
    Utah Memory Ball Concerts with French and American songs from the 1940's outside the Museum. Catering and drinks available on site.

  • Last entrance 2100hrs
    Late night opening of the museum - until 2200hrs (last entrance 2100hrs).
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event musee@utah-beach.com

  • 2300hrs
    Fireworks on Utah Beach.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • Time TBC
    Access to the floating causeways with photo exhibition, discovery of an infirmary and tours in military vehicles. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mc-costy@hotmail.fr

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Walton-on-Thames, Surrey




Saturday 8th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony at the Gueuteville village, Chaplain Maternowski site.

  • 1100hrs
    Mass at the Cauquigny Chapel with two American Franciscan monks

  • 1600hrs
    Path of Memory Historic walk (8km) with commentary "These decisive days". Fierce fights took place in the marshlands in June, learn more about gliders. Commentaries about the fights on DZ "T" by the 82nd Airborne. Departure at the local hall. Booking is required as places are limited. Entrance fee €2.00 per person (under 10's free)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Angoville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Mass.

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony in the village, with Second World War veterans and a tribute to the medics Robert E. Wright and Kenneth J. Moore. Booking via number below.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Anguerny, Calvados

  • 2100hrs
    Jake's Gift Festival Hall presents a play that tells the story of a Canadian veteran who returned to France for the 60th anniversary of the Landings. He meets a 10-year-old girl there, Isabelle. Captivated by the story of the old man and curious to know everything about his past, she will gradually lead him to remember his memories. entry €10.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie@anguerny.fr or secretaire@anguerny.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Anisy, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    5 Beaches - 5 Runners Five runners (USA, GB, Germany, Canada, France) will cross along the five D-Day Landing Beaches nonstop. Ouistreham: 0630hrs, Courseulles-sur-Mer: 0830hrs, Arromanches-les-Bains: 1000hrs, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: 1230hrs and Utah Beach: 1900hrs. Come to cheer them on!
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  • Time TBC
    Sportive parachutists dropping in the evening.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    La Grange à Dîme - Camp and model exhibition dedicated to the 1944 British Army. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1100 - 1300hrs
    Parade of the Greatest Generation In Downtown Bedford, Main and Bridge Streets, enjoy a 1940s-era parade as part of the 75th Anniversary Commemoration events. Antique cars, bands, veterans, living historians, and more will take to the streets in tribute to those who served. At the end of the parade, a bell will toll marking the 19 men from Company A and one from Company F from Bedford killed on June 6, 1944.

  • 1930 - 2130hrs
    "Tuesday Mourning" a play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there. At Bower Center for the Arts.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall. (Until 9th June)

  • 1600hrs
    Bagpipe Parade with around 60 pipers and snare drums in a musical parade.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event info@terresdenacre.com

  • 1700hrs
    The Landing Told to Children and Parents In period outfits follow in the footsteps of the Canadians who landed on 6th June 1944. Monuments, bunkers and vehicles. €5 per person. Duration 90 mins and distance 0.5km. Under 12's are free.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 1500hrs
    Liberation Parade In an old style main street, come to see the liberation as you were there. A walk parade with civilians and soldiers wearing 1940's dress, preceded by a Scottish pipe band composed of 30 musicians, will be followed by more than 150 civilian and military Second World War vehicles and other surprises. Drink and souvenirs on site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com

  • 1900hrs
    Up the Johns! Liberty Ball 4th edition of the liberation ball organized by Up the Johns! Association. In a warm and redesigned atmosphere live during an evening the liberation of the village with 1940's classic songs played by the band Dancing Day. Food and drink on site. Entrance €5.00 per person
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Bude, Cornwall

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    The Kitchen Front D-Day 75 1940's Tea Room style canteen in an atmospheric Grade II listed building. The bunting will be up, swing music will be playing, and tables are laid with proper table cloths and vintage fine china. Serving traditional afternoon tea, high teas and cakes with loose leaf tea and artisan coffee. WAAF staff are on hand to serve you. Maximum 16 people capacity, so booking required. Prices start at £5 per person for a pot of tea and generous slice of homemade cake, up to £25 for Churchill's Tea Cabinet which serves two.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event clair@thekitchenfront.co.uk


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1300hrs
    Free visit of Caen's underground cold room (Square Jeanine Boitard).


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1100 - 1200hrs
    Lindy Hop dance at the République Square, introduction to the dance by P. Troussier from Rock'n Go.
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  • 1430 - 1730hrs
    Demonstration of Lindy Hop dance accompanied by Galaad Moutonz' and concerts.
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  • 1630hrs
    Parade and arrival of the exodus (re-enactment) and arrival of the Carentan Liberty March.
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  • 1730 - 1900hrs
    Free Lindy Hop lessons.

  • 2100 - 0200hrs
    Liberation Ball at le salle des fètes. €10.00 per person. Put on your 1940's outfits. Organised by: Carentan Liberty Group
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carpiquet, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Air show at the airfield organised by "Daks over Normandy" with the gathering of dozens of C-47 aircraft. Price: families €, adults €20, children €10. Free for children under 8.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Coigny, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the pilots and staff of the 358th Fighter Group of the USAAF, in the presence of US military, in front of the castle of Franquetot.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Camp reconstruction at Overlord Museum, with historic vehicles, including a dynamic display of vehicles and armoured cars no the museum's tank track. Scale model fair. "Bolt Action" (roleplaying game) France Championship by the British company Warlord Games. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0830hrs
    5 Beaches - 5 Runners Five runners (USA, GB, Germany, Canada, France) will cross along the five D-Day Landing Beaches nonstop. Ouistreham: 0630hrs, Courseulles-sur-Mer: 0830hrs, Arromanches-les-Bains: 1000hrs, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: 1230hrs and Utah Beach: 1900hrs. Come to cheer them on!
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  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of Second World War military vehicles organized by the Association Compagnie F les Fusiliers Mont Royal at the Juno Beach Centre.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event communication@junobeach.org

  • 2030hrs
    3D Cinema Screening "D-Day: Normandy 1944" In memory of the D-Day Landings, the Cinéma de la Gare rebroadcasts an exceptional tribute documentary in 3D.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cinemadelagare@orange.fr

  • 2300hrs
    Sound and Light show. Tribute to liberators through a unique and innovative show, mixing 3D projection, large screens, special effects and pyrotechnic finale. Between fiction and reality, between testimony and narration, another way to pass on memories.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event f.foubert@ville-courseulles.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1000hrs
    Inauguration of the monument in memory of American soldiers and Écausseville's civilians, followed by a reception.

  • 1530hrs
    Historic parachute jump of men in Second World War uniforms (subject to weather conditions).
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Foucarville, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Ceremony at the old German Prisoner of War (POW) Camp.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Graignes-Mesnil-Angot, Manche

  • 1700hrs
    Parachute drop from special US Air Force troops.

  • 1800hrs
    Historic parachute jump of men in Second World War period uniforms.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • Daytime
    Presence of "Medusa" - veteran boat of the Normandy landings.

  • Until 2030hrs
    Exhibition and parade of military vehicles. After a parade through the village, display of more than 300 military vehicles, including a dozen tanks, on the port and the seafront. Departure in convoy at 2030hrs to Isigny-sur-Mer.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mllamy@grandcamp-maisy.fr

  • Evening
    Entertainment with SNSM barbecue with musical acts.

  • 2300hrs
    Firework display with sound.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Graye-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Memorial walk of 9km retracing the moment when the Canadians of the 7th Brigade and the British of the 69th joined together. The walk will be narrated by Philippe Vervaeke (historian) and Corinne Vervaeke (guide interpreter). Parking Avenue Du G. De Gaulle. Walk ends at Creully.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event officedetourisme@cdc-stm.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1000 - 2300hrs
    Reconstruction of an American Field Hospital at Château Colombière, with surgical unit, aid post and personal living space. Free Entry. Organised by: Association HBT 44 and RCPT. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1800hrs
    Book signing with Michel De Trez for his new book.

  • 2000hrs
    Guided tour in la Colombière area and the old hospital.

  • 2100hrs
    Reenactment of the history of the site.

  • 2200hrs
    Visit of the veteran's families and tribute to the medical troops.



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 0200hrs
    Isigny Swing Festival Isigny plunges into the 1940s atmosphere! Enjoy all the events offered during the festival, including concerts, dance contests, picnic, ball, flea market, pin-up makeover and vehicle show. The 2019 edition will gather more than a dozen groups, including international guests. Food and refreshments available on site. (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event easygnyfest@gmail.com

  • 1500 - 1800hrs
    Book signing by Marc Laurenceau at the Maison de la Presse at the occasion of the publication of his book "D-Day Hour by Hour".

  • 2130hrs
    Semi-nocturnal military vehicle parade.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France La Cambe, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France La Fière, Manche

  • 2245hrs
    Animated and commented demonstration with a group of 16 pathfinders (duration about 30 minutes).


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Langrune-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    On the occasion of the Bernièraise and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, two hikes are proposed by the CDV Association in tribute to the soldiers who landed on Juno Beach. The walkers will follow the coastline from the sailing schools to the beach of Bernières-sur-Mer where the the boats of the Bernièraise will land.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Normandy Airfield Camp Military re-enactment dedicated to the air forces of the Second World War, nearly 6000 m² of camp, more than 150 paras C47, 50 aircraft gathered on airfield "ALG-A20". (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Liesville-sur-Douve, Manche

  • All Day
    US Military Camp with the GMC Maroilles and Overlord 59 associations at Le Becquet, Marais du Pommier. Free entry. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lion-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1500 - 1700hrs
    Concert and dance with D-Day Ladies and Tribute Andrews Sisters music. 1940's atmosphere: come in outfit from the period! More than 150 Second World War jeeps will gather on the dike.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event webmaster@lionsurmer.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Luc-sur-Mer, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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  • 2100hrs
    Jazz concert.
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  • 2245hrs
    Night show about the battle at the Manor. Entrance €10 per person. (Until 12th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • 2200hrs
    "They Didn't Know It Was Impossible" Historical re-enactment with sound and light show, focusing on key stages in the Battery of Merville history; from construction to the final assault. Costumes, vintage vehicles and projection take the audience into the heart of history. €15 per person. (Until 9th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK North Hykeham, East Midlands

  • 1930hrs
    The Kitchen Front D-Day 75 Concert at Terry O'Toole Theatre. Following the International Bomber Command Centre's themes of Recognition, Remembrance and Reconciliation, the IBCC Orchestra & Choir bring to life the personal endeavour and sacrifice of those on both sides of a conflict to free Europe from tyranny. Using letters and films from the IBCC archives, combined with music and narrative, a picture is painted of the activities to aid the landing of troops on the beaches on D Day June 6th, 1944. Adults: £12.50 to £13.50 / Concessions: £10 to £11.50.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Omonville La Rogue, Manche

  • 1000 - 2359hrs
    Eclectic festival with cultural events and meetings/exchanges with the Anglo-Norman Island of Alderney. Follow guided tours with inhabitants about Omonville and Alderney, especially during the Second World War (the island has been evacuated and converted into a prisoner camp). Outdoor photo exhibitions. Saturday: festive evening with convivial meal and concerts.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event asso.3ptitspoints@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 0630hrs
    5 Beaches - 5 Runners Five runners (USA, GB, Germany, Canada, France) will cross along the five D-Day Landing Beaches nonstop. Ouistreham: 0630hrs, Courseulles-sur-Mer: 0830hrs, Arromanches-les-Bains: 1000hrs, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: 1230hrs and Utah Beach: 1900hrs. Come to cheer them on!
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cpnob@orange.fr

  • 1600 - 1800hrs
    Parade of Willys jeeps in the streets of Ouistreham. Approximateley 150-200 original vehicles. Departure of the parade from "Route de Lion" and arrival at "Terrain des prairies de la mer" (exhibition of the vehicles)

  • 2030hrs
    Church Saint Samson - Celtic music by the elders of Bagad de Lann Bihoué accompanied by the traditional music band "Strollad Kozh".
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event animation@ville-ouistreham.fr or stephanie.evenementiel@ville-ouistreham.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Petwood, Lincolnshire

  • 1730hrs
    1944 - 2019 D-Day Weekend Commemoration. Featuring the Stars of the 40's with a wide range of tributes to Vera Lynn, George Formby, Gracie Fields, G.I. Frank Sinatra, Flanagan & Allen. Sketches from It Ain't Half Hot and Dad's Army will amuse and entertain. Bring your picnic blankets or chairs and relax whilst celebrating the best 40's music. Full catering and bar available on site.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Battle re-enactment with scale model tanks, accompanied by pyrotechnic and sound effects. (Final Day).
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mickael_herry@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony at the British War Cemetery in honour of the Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the Battle of Normandy, with the participation of the members of the Poppies of the Commonwealth program, which proposes the sponsorship of war graves in Normandy.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Rots, Calvados

  • 1300hrs
    Free exhibition of military objects of veterans from the 46th Royal Marines Commando (at Lasson Festival Hall).

  • 1930hrs
    Summer festival where everyone brings their own picnic. Barbecue and ball.

  • 2200hrs
    Fireworks in the park of Lasson Castle.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-André-de-l'Eure, Eure

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    Static presentation of WWII aircraft participating in the operation "L-Birds back to Normandy".


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-D'Arquenay, Calvados

  • 1830 - 2330hrs
    Musical aperitif for the fourth year in a post-war atmosphere (music, dancing, etc.). If you come dressed from the period a surprise awaits you! Exhibition of period posters and collection of vintage records decorate the festival hall. Food on site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event staubindarquenay@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    "Big Red One" Camp - Reconstruction of an American camp about the troops of the first liberators on the morning of 6th June 1944. (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr

  • 1230hrs
    5 Beaches - 5 Runners Five runners (USA, GB, Germany, Canada, France) will cross along the five D-Day Landing Beaches nonstop. Ouistreham: 0630hrs, Courseulles-sur-Mer: 0830hrs, Arromanches-les-Bains: 1000hrs, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: 1230hrs and Utah Beach: 1900hrs. Come to cheer them on!
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cpnob@orange.fr

  • Time TBC
    39/45 Ball at the Maison de la Libération, open to people dressed in period costume. Free. Food on site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr

  • 1600 - 1730hrs
    1939/45 Music Concert at the church by the Bayeux Orpheon
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Marcouf de L'isle, Manche

  • 1400hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. Battery de Crisbecq - Battle of tanks and armoured vehicles. Shows and entertainment, US and German camp, craft workshops, tanks, parades, etc. Food and drinks on site. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1400hrs and 1700hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. A re-enactment of the storming of the German gun battery at Crisbecq. Booking required via number below. (Until 10th June)
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  • Late Evening
    Fireworks


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of US military camp. Free entrance. (Until 9th June)
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  • 0900 - 1700hrs
    Military fair at the stadium. Free entry. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1900hrs
    5 Beaches - 5 Runners Five runners (USA, GB, Germany, Canada, France) will cross along the five D-Day Landing Beaches nonstop. Ouistreham: 0630hrs, Courseulles-sur-Mer: 0830hrs, Arromanches-les-Bains: 1000hrs, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: 1230hrs and Utah Beach: 1900hrs. Come to cheer them on!
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cpnob@orange.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 0900hrs
    Demonstration of parachuting accuracy (weather dependant).

  • 0900 - 2000hrs
    D-Day Memorial parade with 3000 musicians from 15 American states, including NYPD pipes and drums, Sound of the Rockies, Fame: All American Show Choir and many others.

  • 2100hrs
    Musical performance by four nations country blues orchestra.

  • 2245hrs
    Rehearsal demonstrations on the Camp Geronimo site in the use of anti-aircraft searchlights.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Southwick, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Southwick D-Day 75 Revival (first day of 2-day event). For the sixth year running, the village of Southwick in Hampshire is joined in partnership with Southwick Park to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day by offering an exciting and unique opportunity for visitors from all over the world to breathe in the atmosphere of those historic days at the nerve-centre of Operation Overlord. Southwick is just North of Portsmouth on the South Coast of England, PO17 6EA. Events over the two days include exclusive D-Day map room visits, talks by renowned World War II military historians, Tiger Moth 9 Aeronautical Display, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past, Royal Navy Cadet Field Gun Run, "The Village at War" exhibition in the Church, 1940's dinner dance, World War II military vehicles display and motorcade, period funfair, Horndean band and wartime sing along, swing dance lessons, 1940's school lesson, steam bus rides, live music in the Golden Lion pub and Red Lion pub, walking history tours.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.southwickrevival.co.uk/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados

  • 1330hrs
    Festival Hall - official Comanche delegation will introduce their culture and present their role including Code Talkers, veterans will participate.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event association@tilly1944.com

  • 1330hrs
    "Panaramic view over the Battlefield". At the stadium, for the first time, a tethered balloon will provide a view over the Tilly-sur-Seulles battlefield (weather dependant).
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  • 2030hrs
    Open-air dance at the stadium with brass band concert playing 1940's music. Includes the participation of traditional Comanche native American dancers and singers. Outdoor event followed by fireworks.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Tourlaville, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Trévières, Calvados

  • All Day
    Stand relating to the creation of a commemorative stamp and flame.

  • Afternoon
    Tell Me About My Village?

  • Evening
    Outdoor ball in costume from the period, with the group "Savoy Swing Quintet".
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie@ville-trevieres.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp (Medics, US Navy, Army Air corps, civilians), with a parade of World War Two vehicles, concerts and food (Until 9th June)
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  • 0930 - 1630hrs
    Departure of the Utah Memory Tour for a 70km historic vehicle trip. Departs from Utah Memory Field, crossing through Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Crisbeq Battery, Carentan, Camp Arizona, Catz, Sainte-Côme-du-Mont and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Returns to Utah Beach at around 1630hrs. Booking Required - €38 per adult, €32 per person with a disability and €28 per child. Price includes the 70km tour, the tickets to the museums and a lunchtime meal. Organised by Arhnem 44 Association & Utah Beach D-Day Museum.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event utah.memory.field.arhnem44@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Memorial walk of 9km retracing the moment when the Canadians of the 7th Brigade and the British of the 69th joined together. The walk will be narrated by Philippe Vervaeke (historian) and Corinne Vervaeke (guide interpreter). Parking Du Sexton, Av. Du 6 Juin. Walk ends at Creully.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event officedetourisme@cdc-stm.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • Time TBC
    Access to the floating causeways with photo exhibition, discovery of an infirmary and tours in military vehicles. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mc-costy@hotmail.fr

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)

  • 1800 - 2000hrs
    US Camp: Swing demonstration by Marilou and 50 musicians on the Mulberry Harbour "whale" roadways.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Walton-on-Thames, Surrey




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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 0900 - 1500hrs
    Cross-Triathlon with swimming at sea, ATV and trail. Two course forms - S Form: swimming 500 metres, ATV 12km and trail 2 km. M Form (Normandy Championship): distances are doubled. Format S: €13.00, format M: €23.00
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event usccaentriathlon14@gmail.com

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    La Grange à Dîme - Camp and model exhibition dedicated to the 1944 British Army. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Bayeux Liberation Parade Parade of British historic vehicles and pipe bands in the main street of the first liberated town of continental France.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1100 - 1200hrs
    Field Chapel Service at the National D-Day Memorial. Conclude the 75th anniversary observance with an authentic WWII field chapel ecumenical service. A unique and moving experience with a message similar to what the troops would have heard on the eve of the Invasion.

  • 1930 - 2130hrs
    "Tuesday Mourning" a play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there. At the Bower Center for the Arts.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    The Landing Told to Children and Parents At the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Discuss questions such as Why maintain the cemeteries? and Why continue to remember the sacrifice of the Allies for Europe's liberation - a message for the younger generation. Duration 30 mins. Free entry.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a military camp with 18 vehicles (parade) and 21 tents. Rue Victor Tesnière, behind the town hall. (Final Day)

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Brévands, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne, at Place le Moulin.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event filthy.13@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Bude, Cornwall

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    The Kitchen Front D-Day 75 1940's Tea Room style canteen in an atmospheric Grade II listed building. The bunting will be up, swing music will be playing, and tables are laid with proper table cloths and vintage fine china. Serving traditional afternoon tea, high teas and cakes with loose leaf tea and artisan coffee. WAAF staff are on hand to serve you. Maximum 16 people capacity, so booking required. Prices start at £5 per person for a pot of tea and generous slice of homemade cake, up to £25 for Churchill's Tea Cabinet which serves two.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event clair@thekitchenfront.co.uk


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • Time TBC
    Running the "1944", 44kms between Utah Beach and Carentan.

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Convoy of military vehicles. Starting at Camp Arizona, arriving at Vanoble square.

  • 1300hrs
    Picnic and concerts by "Duchess of Sing" and "Swing Shouters" at the marina, including a demonstration of the Lindy Hop.
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  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Nautical parade with Second World War boats, landing and amphibeous vehicles. Music will be provided by Chantelle's Choir singing 1940's songs.
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  • 1700hrs
    La Carentelle concert. Organised by: Town Hall.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Camp reconstruction at Overlord Museum, with historic vehicles, including a dynamic display of vehicles and armoured cars no the museum's tank track. Scale model fair. "Bolt Action" (roleplaying game) France Championship by the British company Warlord Games. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1030 (French version) and 1500hrs (French and English version)
    "The Landing told to children and parents" - in period outfits follow in the footsteps of the Canadians who landed on 6th June 1944. Monuments, bunkers and vehicles. Duration: 90 mins, distance 0.5km. Entry €5 per person.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 2030 - 0300hrs
    Liberation Ball at the airship hangar.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony in memory of the fighting for the Maisy battery, led in particular by the 5th (US) Ranger Battalion. Organized by: the Maisy Battery Museum.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.maisybattery.com/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of an American Field Hospital at Château Colombière, with surgical unit, aid post and personal living space. Free Entry. Organised by: Association HBT 44 and RCPT. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 0200hrs
    Isigny Swing Festival Isigny plunges into the 1940s atmosphere! Enjoy all the events offered during the festival, including concerts, dance contests, picnic, ball, flea market, pin-up makeover and vehicle show. The 2019 edition will gather more than a dozen groups, including international guests. Food and refreshments available on site. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 62 67 31 75
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event easygnyfest@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France La Fière, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Mass parachute drop by Round Canopy Parachute Team in the American sector (weather conditions permitting). Aircraft will return to Cherbourg Maupertus airport following the drop.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event rcptusa.org/news/6301737

  • 1100 - 1400hrs
    German Choir "Voix de la Paix partagée" (Shared Peace's Voice), with music from "52é Rue".

  • 1300hrs
    Great military parachute jump with paratroopers from different nations (subject to weather conditions), jumping from modern military transport aircraft. Followed by demonstration of the Patrouille de France (French Red Arrows) and the Breitling Jet Team.

  • 1430hrs
    Ceremony at the Iron Mike monument
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Normandy Airfield Camp Military re-enactment dedicated to the air forces of the Second World War, nearly 6000 m² of camp, more than 150 paras C47, 50 aircraft gathered on airfield "ALG-A20". (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Liesville-sur-Douve, Manche

  • All Day
    US Military Camp with the GMC Maroilles and Overlord 59 associations at Le Becquet, Marais du Pommier. Free entry. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Lion-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Longues-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Luc-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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  • 1700hrs
    Show about the battle at the Manor. Entrance €10 per person.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Same Hours as Museum
    British Camp Once again the Association France 44 return to make a camp representing British paratroopers and commandos. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • Same Hours as Museum
    German Camp Discover the lives of German soldiers in their camp. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com

  • 2200hrs
    "They Didn't Know It Was Impossible" Historical re-enactment with sound and light show, focusing on key stages in the Battery of Merville history; from construction to the final assault. Costumes, vintage vehicles and projection take the audience into the heart of history. €15 per person. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sonetlumieremfp@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Omonville La Rogue, Manche

  • 1200 - 1800hrs
    Eclectic festival with cultural events and meetings/exchanges with the Anglo-Norman Island of Alderney. Follow guided tours with inhabitants about Omonville and Alderney, especially during the Second World War (the island has been evacuated and converted into a prisoner camp). Outdoor photo exhibitions. Sunday: "Meetings and exchanges" buffet and closing show.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event asso.3ptitspoints@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • All Day
    On the beach of Ouistreham, all day long; demonstration of synchronized team's kite flights, mega-team flights, launch of giant kites etc.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 97 73 03

  • 2030hrs
    Parade of the Sonerienby Lann Bihoué and musicians of Strollard Kozh in the Avenue de la Mer, concert on the Esplanade Lofi.
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  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks - Esplanade Lofi.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Petwood, Lincolnshire

  • 1730hrs
    1944 - 2019 D-Day Weekend Commemoration. Featuring the Stars of the 40's with a wide range of tributes to Vera Lynn, George Formby, Gracie Fields, G.I. Frank Sinatra, Flanagan & Allen. Sketches from It Ain't Half Hot and Dad's Army will amuse and entertain. Bring your picnic blankets or chairs and relax whilst celebrating the best 40's music. Full catering and bar available on site.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Rots, Calvados

  • 2100hrs
    Nations Ball with musical performances by "la Boîte à Bois" (French, German, American, English, Canadian, Israeli and other European countries folklore). Rue Haute Bonny.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Hillaire-Petitville, Manche

  • 1700hrs
    Inaugration of the fresco for the liberty followed by a ceremony at the Tucker Monument.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0830 - 1100hrs
    Braves Hike Historic hike guided by François Mathy. Free to participate.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.stlaurent904@orange.fr

  • 1400 and 1900hrs
    Freedom Games D-Day run and walk on the beach of Omaha for D-Day Flag Picking.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cpnob@orange.fr

  • 1900 - 2359hrs
    Giant Picnic On Omaha Beach, enjoy all the festivities offered throughout the evening in a swing atmosphere! First time in Jeep, Freedom Games, D-Day Ladies concert, surprises and a sparkling finale with a big firework display in support of the D-Day Landing Beaches' candidacy to UNESCO. Throughout the evening enjoy the photo bus to capture the event. Come in vintage outfits.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event cpnob@orange.fr

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks in co-ordination with other towns along the coast (Arromanches-les-Bains, Bernières-sur-Mer, Lion-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Marcouf de L'isle, Manche

  • 1400hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. Battery de Crisbecq - Battle of tanks and armoured vehicles. Shows and entertainment, US and German camp, craft workshops, tanks, parades, etc. Food and drinks on site. (Until 10th June)
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  • 1400hrs and 1700hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. A re-enactment of the storming of the German gun battery at Crisbecq. Booking required via number below. (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of US military camp. Free entrance. (Final Day)
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  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Exhibition of a Waco glider (replica) at the Holdy Battery. Entrance fee €2 per person. (Final Day)
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  • 2100hrs
    "Ivy ball" at the church square. Free entry. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Final Day)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Exhibition of historic military vehicles.

  • 1400 - 1500hrs
    1940's / 1950's talent-show. Public prize with applause meter.

  • 1515 - 1745hrs
    Musical performances.

  • 1745hrs
    Soldiers return from La Fière - with a welcome speech by the Mayor and a troop review.

  • 1800hrs
    Parade of historic military vehicles through the streets.

  • 2045 - 2200hrs
    Musical performances, including The Four Nation Country Blues Orchestra.

  • 2215 - 2330hrs
    Musical performances frmo "Mimile" and its "ramulots".

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks.



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Southwick, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Southwick D-Day 75 Revival (second day of 2-day event). For the sixth year running, the village of Southwick in Hampshire is joined in partnership with Southwick Park to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day by offering an exciting and unique opportunity for visitors from all over the world to breathe in the atmosphere of those historic days at the nerve-centre of Operation Overlord. Southwick is just North of Portsmouth on the South Coast of England, PO17 6EA. Events over the two days include exclusive D-Day map room visits, talks by renowned Second World War military historians, Tiger Moth 9 Aeronautical Display, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past, Royal Navy Cadet Field Gun Run, "The Village at War" exhibition in the Church, 1940's dinner dance, World War II military vehicles display and motorcade, period funfair, Horndean band and wartime sing along, swing dance lessons, 1940's school lesson, steam bus rides, live music in the Golden Lion pub and Red Lion pub, walking history tours.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.southwickrevival.co.uk/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1800hrs
    For its 11th anniversary, the book fair will gather about ten specialized publishers, more than 40 French and foreign authors including some veterans. A dozen of French and English booksellers will be there to introduce, dedicate and sell their books about the 1944 Landings and the Battle of Normandy.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event association@tilly1944.com

  • 1300hrs
    In the footsteps of XXXth British Army Collectors and re-enactors pay tribute to British liberators by presenting to the public the equipment and British vehicles from the summer of 1944. To be held at the battle museum.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event association@tilly1944.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Trévières, Calvados

  • Afternoon
    Open-air cinema, parade of military vehicles.

  • Evening
    Concerts by "The Four Nation Country Blues Orchestra" and other groups.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie@ville-trevieres.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0100hrs
    "The Longest Night" hike The third annual event of its kind. Follow in the footsteps of American paratroopers and infantrymen engaged on June 6, 1944 in the Cotentin Peninsula. Depart from the Utah Beach parking lot, followed by 6 to 7 hours of walking the drop zones with historical commentary and overnight entertainment. Arrive at Utah Beach at sunrise.

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp (Medics, US Navy, Army Air corps, civilians), with a parade of World War Two vehicles, concerts and food (Final Day)
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  • 0930 - 1630hrs
    Departure of the Utah Memory Tour for a 70km historic vehicle trip. Departs from Utah Memory Field, crossing through Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Crisbeq Battery, Carentan, Camp Arizona, Catz, Sainte-Côme-du-Mont and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Returns to Utah Beach at around 1630hrs. Booking Required - €38 per adult, €32 per person with a disability and €28 per child. Price includes the 70km tour, the tickets to the museums and a lunchtime meal. Organised by Arhnem 44 Association & Utah Beach D-Day Museum.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event utah.memory.field.arhnem44@gmail.com

  • 1200hrs
    Running the "1944" 44kms between Utah Beach and Carentan


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Military vehicle collectors camp - opposite Le Château de Vierville. Exhibition of military vehicles (tanks, half-tracks, scout-cars, amphibians, jeeps, etc) and reconstruction of an Allied camp by the association UNIVEM. Various events will be taking place over the course of the week. Email below for more details.(Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dday2019.univem@gmail.com

  • Time TBC
    Access to the floating causeways with photo exhibition, discovery of an infirmary and tours in military vehicles. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mc-costy@hotmail.fr

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 10th June)




Monday 10th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Angoville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Parachute jump of men in period World War Two uniforms (weather dependant).


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Peace March Memorial march in tribute to the D-Day Landings' sailors, along the beach between Arromanches-les-Bains and Courseulles-sur-Mer.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event f.foubert@ville-courseulles.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • From 1000hrs
    Old Abe Camp - Purple Heart Lane The Currahee Commemo Airborne Group offers visitors an immersive atmosphere into the American Paratroopers battles, recreating trenches, foxholes and mortar positions. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Camp reconstruction at Overlord Museum, with historic vehicles, including a dynamic display of vehicles and armoured cars no the museum's tank track. Scale model fair. "Bolt Action" (roleplaying game) France Championship by the British company Warlord Games. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1500 (English version) and 1800hrs (French version)
    Jake's Gift Juno Beach Centre presents a play that tells the story of a Canadian veteran who returned to France for the 60th anniversary of the Landings. He meets a 10-year-old girl there, Isabelle. Captivated by the story of the old man and curious to know everything about his past, she will gradually lead him to remember his memories. Entry €10.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event communication@junobeach.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Until 11th June)

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Final Day)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Foucarville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony at the former German Prisoner of War (POW) camp.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 0200hrs
    Isigny Swing Festival Isigny plunges into the 1940s atmosphere! Enjoy all the events offered during the festival, including concerts, dance contests, picnic, ball, flea market, pin-up makeover and vehicle show. The 2019 edition will gather more than a dozen groups, including international guests. Food and refreshments available on site. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event easygnyfest@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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  • 1700hrs
    Show about the battle at the Manor. Entrance €10 per person.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Manche

  • Time TBC
    2nd Edition of "La Varrevillaise" - a run and walk in memory of the Pathfinders. Registration requierd.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event valognesherve@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    "Big Red One" Camp - Reconstruction of an American camp about the troops of the first liberators on the morning of 6th June 1944. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sebastien.olard@wanadoo.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Marcouf de L'isle, Manche

  • 1400hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. Battery de Crisbecq - Battle of tanks and armoured vehicles. Shows and entertainment, US and German camp, craft workshops, tanks, parades, etc. Food and drinks on site. (Final Day)
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  • 1400hrs and 1700hrs
    Crisbecq Attack. A re-enactment of the storming of the German gun battery at Crisbecq. Booking required via number below. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Meeting of the families MAY, ESCHER and STEELE.

  • 1130 - 1400hrs
    Musical performances, including "Harmonie de l'Etoile Sottevaise".

  • 1200hrs
    Normandy Day picnic.

  • 1430 - 1800hrs
    Various shows. German Choir "Voix de la Paix Partagée" (Shared Peace's Voice). French Cancan dance troop and cabaret atmosphere with "Le Tambour". American equestrian performance (on the equestrian ground next to the American military camp, near the market hall) Free entrance.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Comanche's Ceremony at Utah Beach.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Final Day)



Tuesday 11th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a US Army camp. (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Guided hike (duration 2:30hrs). Discover D-Day's key points in the town. Starting at 0930hrs by the sea wall, at the end of rue de Fécamp and ending with an aperitif offered at 1230hrs. Return to cars provided by bus. Reservation required.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil.hermanville@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Until 12th June)
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Wednesday 12th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony for the liberation of the city.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    Bloody Gulch Juno Beach Centre offers a free conference on the subject of allied chaplains of the battle of Normandy, given by Tom Wilson. This Canadian Anglican priest will also be signing his book "No guns, Just God's Glory".
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event communication@junobeach.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Gosport, Hampshire

  • 1300 - 1400hrs
    Lighting the way to D-Day Royal Submarine Museum - Find out about the crucial role the X- class Submarines played in D Day. The D-Day landings could have gone catastrophically wrong if it weren't for these small craft who prepared the way for the thousands of vessels and servicemen who were to approach the Normandy beaches. A short presentation will take place every Wednesday in June at 1pm next to our very own midget submarine X-24. Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket or National Membership. Booking is not required.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    Bloody Gulch Reconstruction of US and German Military camps with German and civilian vehicles. Guided tour of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and inside of Manor) - with fee. Exhibition of 1940's bicycles and civilians' material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school. Various demonstrations throughout the day. (Final Day)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK York, North Yorkshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    York's Normandy Veterans: a curated display. York Explore Library Learning Centre, free drop in event.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.exploreyork.org.uk



Thursday 13th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • From 1000hrs
    History of the Régiment de la Chaudière of Canada. Castle of Caen outdoors. (Until 16th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dcom@caen.fr or n.orange@caen.fr



Friday 14th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • From 1000hrs
    History of the Régiment de la Chaudière of Canada. Castle of Caen outdoors. (Until 16th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dcom@caen.fr or n.orange@caen.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cherbourg, Manche

  • 1800 - 2200hrs
    Rock/swing rhythms with "Shim-Sham" dance demonstration in outfits from the period.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dansesenmanche@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    Identify your Second World War Treasures Bring your mystery D-Day and Second World War objects to the museum for identification by an expert panel of museum curators. Throughout the day there will be talks by curators from The D-Day Story and other museums, including The Keep Military Museum and The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK York, North Yorkshire




Saturday 15th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 1300 - 1900hrs
    Oak Line Camp During a whole weekend, discover the equipment of the Allied nations, attend talk on the camp and enjoy the open-air ball on Saturday with a live performance by Miss Paramount. Drink, food and souvenirs on site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com

  • 1900hrs
    Country liberation ball in the heart of the "Oak Line Camp" (sports plateau) and hosted by Miss Paramount. Snacks and catering on site.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • From 1000hrs
    History of the Régiment de la Chaudière of Canada. Castle of Caen outdoors. (Until 16th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dcom@caen.fr or n.orange@caen.fr

  • 1900hrs
    The "Rochambelle" - a 5km womens run/walk is also a tribute to the Rochambelles, the female nurses and ambulance drivers who belonged to General Leclerc's famous Second Armoured Division at the time of the Liberation. These courageous, committed women landed in Normandy to play a vital role in the recapture of Europe. Start: Parc Expo of Caen at 1900hrs.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/the-rochambelle1


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cherbourg, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Military vehicle exhibition (Cherbourg 44). Stands of period articles and liberation ball with new "Shim-Sham" demonstration.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dansesenmanche@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cormolain, Calvados

  • 1000 - 2000hrs
    Reconstruction of a US 1st DB field hospital on its historic site, with exhibition of vintage military equipment and a militaria fair over the two days. (Until 16th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.cormolain@orange.fr

  • 2300hrs
    Fireworks.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Rocquancourt, Calvados

  • 1200 - 0200hrs
    Camp and military vehicles of the Second World War. Activities for children. Jumps of paratroopers. Musical entertainment from 1900hrs. Food on site. Fireworks and outdoor ball.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ghyslaine-bc@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Gospel concert and performances by young people.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Saunton, Devon

  • 1000hrs
    Saunton D-Day 2019 event opens. Throughout the day, activities include interactive "Little Normandy" installation - a mock-up of beach defences in dunes that visitors can tour. Interactive Allied and German "camps" - living history groups on hand to interact and talk about life as it was for ordinary soldiers. Interactive Battle of Britain "war room". Interactive History Trail - period characters kids have to find and ask questions. Period song performances by the Liberty Sisters throughout the day. Stalls, beer tent, food on the beach. Extra buses laid on by Stagecoach. Additional parking options. (Until 16th June)
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event https://sauntondday.co.uk/

  • 1100hrs
    Period planes land on the beach.

  • 1130hrs
    Vintage vehicle parade up the beach from the Burrows to arrive at Saunton end of the beach.

  • 1300hrs
    Planes take off.

  • 1500hrs
    Major Battle Display involving the storming of "Little Normandy" defences by 100+ re-enactors. This will be one of the biggest battle displays ever seen in the southwest.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vouilly, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Discover the Castle of Vouilly which became, from June 10th to August 12th 1944, the headquarters of the first American press camp.
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Sunday 16th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 0855hrs
    The Pegasus half-marathon - named after the famous bridge from which the race starts, was the first bridge liberated by British soldiers from the 6th Airborne Division. Start from Bénouville at 0855hrs and finish at Parc Expo of Caen. FFA national label. Limited to a maximum of 5,000 participants. Championships qualifier in France. Time limit: 2h30m. Open to anyone born in 2001 and before (minimum age: 18 years old).
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/pegasus


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Oak Line Camp During a whole weekend, discover the equipment of the Allied nations, attend talk on the camp and enjoy the open-air ball on Saturday with a live performance by Miss Paramount. Drink, food and souvenirs on site.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)7 77 31 86 20
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • From 1000hrs
    History of the Régiment de la Chaudière of Canada. Castle of Caen outdoors. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 30 41 24 or +33 (0)2 31 30 42 40
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dcom@caen.fr or n.orange@caen.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cormolain, Calvados

  • 1000 - 2000hrs
    Reconstruction of a US 1st DB field hospital on its historic site, with exhibition of vintage military equipment and a militaria fair over the two days. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 14 48 72 52 or +33 (0)2 31 77 56 17
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.cormolain@orange.fr

  • 2300hrs
    Fireworks.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0910hrs
    D-Day Landings Marathon - discovery of the major milestones of the Normandy Landings for the runners (Juno and Sword Beaches, the Casino d'Ouistreham, Pegasus Bridge, etc.), adding a historical reverence to this intense sporting challenge. Start from Courseulles-sur-Mer at 0910hrs and finish at Parc Expo of Caen. FFA national label. Limited to a maximum of 3,000 participants. Championships qualifier in France. Time limit: 5h30m. Open to anyone born in 1999 and before (minimum age: 20 years old).
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/the-marathon-de-la-liberte

  • 0910hrs
    The Relay Marathon - discovery of the major milestones of the Normandy Landings for the runners (Juno and Sword Beaches, the Casino d'Ouistreham, Pegasus Bridge, etc.), adding a historical reverence to this intense sporting challenge. Start from Courseulles-sur-Mer at 0910hrs and finish at Parc Expo of Caen. Limited to a maximum of 250 teams. Time limit: 5h30m. Open to anyone born in 2003 and before (minimum age: 16 years old).
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/the-marathon-relay1


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Fermanville, Manche

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    16th edition of the pop-up village. A hundred artists and art gallery open on a 4km circuit visited by more than 5,000 visitors. Art merges in the environment, merges with nature and creates harmony between gardens and works on display (for example; Baby-Ké's great Graff project on a bunker). Music events, 40's ball atmosphere, exhibition "French at war", theatre, graff's projects, actors.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 23 12 39
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event b.lefevre@ot-cotentin.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Montfiquet, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1300hrs
    Family hike of 7km in the Cerisy forest and in the town of Balleroy. Here you will learn more about the occupation lived by the inhabitants between 1941 and 1944, and about the bombardments at the side road, the arrival of the Allies and all the adventures encountered by the witnesses of the time.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Peace festival, solemn mass, conference and polyphonic mass.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 48


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Saunton, Devon

  • 1000hrs
    Saunton D-Day 2019 event opens. Throughout the day, activities include interactive "Little Normandy" installation - a mock-up of beach defences in dunes that visitors can tour. Interactive Allied and German "camps" - living history groups on hand to interact and talk about life as it was for ordinary soldiers. Interactive Battle of Britain "war room". Interactive History Trail - period characters kids have to find and ask questions. Period song performances by the Liberty Sisters throughout the day. Stalls, beer tent, food on the beach. Extra buses laid on by Stagecoach. Additional parking options. (Final Day)
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event https://sauntondday.co.uk/

  • 1100hrs
    Period planes land on the beach.

  • 1300hrs
    Planes take off.

  • 1500hrs
    Major Battle Display involving the storming of "Little Normandy" defences by 100+ re-enactors. This will be one of the biggest battle displays ever seen in the southwest.



Tuesday 18th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Guided hike (duration 2:30hrs). Discover D-Day's key points in the town. Starting at 0930hrs by the sea wall, at the end of rue de Fécamp and ending with an aperitif offered at 1230hrs. Return to cars provided by bus. Reservation required.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 36 18 00
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil.hermanville@orange.fr



Wednesday 19th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Gosport, Hampshire

  • 1300 - 1400hrs
    Lighting the way to D-Day Royal Submarine Museum - Find out about the crucial role the X- class Submarines played in D Day. The D-Day landings could have gone catastrophically wrong if it weren't for these small craft who prepared the way for the thousands of vessels and servicemen who were to approach the Normandy beaches. A short presentation will take place every Wednesday in June at 1pm next to our very own midget submarine X-24. Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket or National Membership. Booking is not required.



Sunday 23rd June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Departure from the museum for a 6km narrated walk entitled "Then and Now", putting in parallel the exhibition presented in the museum from 1st June. Entry &euro4 (including the museum and exhibition entrance ticket). Places are limited with prior booking. Organised by: Utah Beach Landing Museum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event musee@utah-beach.com



Tuesday 25th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Guided hike (duration 2:30hrs). Discover D-Day's key points in the town. Starting at 0930hrs by the sea wall, at the end of rue de Fécamp and ending with an aperitif offered at 1230hrs. Return to cars provided by bus. Reservation required.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 36 18 00
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil.hermanville@orange.fr



Wednesday 26th June 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Gosport, Hampshire

  • 1300 - 1400hrs
    Lighting the way to D-Day At the Royal Submarine Museum, find out about the crucial role the X-class Submarines played in D Day. The D-Day landings could have gone catastrophically wrong if it weren't for these small craft who prepared the way for the thousands of vessels and servicemen who were to approach the Normandy beaches. A short presentation will take place every Wednesday in June at 1pm next to our very own midget submarine X-24. Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket or National Membership. Booking is not required.




Bayeux, 2009

Honouring the Fallen. Poppy wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.

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Tuesday 9th July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony of the liberation of the left bank of Caen followed by a ball of the Liberation.



Saturday 13th July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Dudley, West Midlands




Monday 22nd July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Normandy 75 - An International Conference (first day of 4-day event). The Conference will bring together scholars, students, and the public to explore this seminal event in detail and will endeavour to promote an interdisciplinary and international study of the Normandy Campaign by means of drawing upon the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. The conference will also serve as a forum for Second World War historians to discuss and debate the wide-ranging, international implications of the campaign and how it impacted other theaters and aspects of the conflict. Online registration for Normandy 75 will open in early September 2018 via the online store. The conference registration fee will include all keynote, plenary, and panel sessions as well as the conference dinner, a drinks reception, and daily breakfasts and lunches. The conference fees are £325.00 for General Delegates (non-presenters) and £285.00 for Presenters/Students. Please note that there are no one- or two-day registration fee options. Online registration will close 5th July 2019.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www2.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/conferences-and-business-events/normandy-75/



Tuesday 23rd July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire




Wednesday 24th July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire




Thursday 25th July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire




Monday 29th July 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cerisy-la-Salle, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony and inauguration of a moment in memory of the P-47 fighter-bomber pilot Joe Cagney, who was shot down over Cerisy-la-Salle on July 29, 1944. This tribute will be made in the presence of the family of the American pilot.




Arromanches, 2014

A lovingly-restored US Army CCKW truck on Gold Beach at Arromanches-les-Bains.

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Thursday 8th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1800hrs
    Discovery rally in the footsteps of Canadian and Acadian soldiers - Departure from the Maison de l'Acadie.




Friday 9th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony honouring the Acadian soldiers - Canadian War Cemetery.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the Acadian soldiers - Nan Red Beach.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carpiquet, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the Acadian soldiers - Memorial.



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1800hrs
    Departure of the North Shore historic cycle ride between Courseulles-sur-Mer and Carpiquet. Meet in front of the Maison de l'Acadie.

  • 1600 - 1800hrs
    Screening of the documentary "Liberator liberated" - Cinema Hall of the Station.

  • 1730hrs
    Screening of the documentary "Secret Code: Carrots are cooked".

  • 2100hrs
    Concert "Acadians Sing Peace" - Salle de l'Edit. Entry fee: €5.



Saturday 10th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Authie, Calvados

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the Acadian soldiers - Memorial to the Canadians.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony honoring the Acadian soldiers - Juno Beach Center.

  • 1530hrs
    1940's military vehicle parade. Departure from market place, arrival place of General de Gaulle and Juno Beach Center.

  • 2100hrs
    Concert "Acadians Sing Peace" - Salle de l'Edit. Entry fee: €5.



Sunday 11th August 2019 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1900hrs
    Liberation Ball - OMAC Room. Entry fee: €5.



Monday 12th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400hrs
    Departure of "L'Acadienne", commented hiking to the Juno Beach Center. Departure from square of the Canadians.



Tuesday 13th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1500hrs
    Screening of the documentary "The Wings of the World" by Marie Cadieux - Salle du Cinéma de la Gare.



Wednesday 14th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2300hrs
    Fireworks at the dyke.



Thursday 15th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    D-Day Conneaut (first day of 3-day event) is fast becoming America's premier living history event and has been running since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the US and Canada. Entrance is free to the public, but donations are welcomed.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddayohio.us



Friday 16th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    D-Day Conneaut (second day of 3-day event) is fast becoming America's premier living history event and has been running since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the US and Canada. Entrance is free to the public, but donations are welcomed.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddayohio.us



Saturday 17th August 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    D-Day Conneaut (final day of 3-day event) is fast becoming America's premier living history event and has been running since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the US and Canada. Entrance is free to the public, but donations are welcomed.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddayohio.us




Colleville-sur-Mer, 2009

Graves at the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.

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Wednesday 4th September 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Southwick, Hampshire

  • Time TBC
    D-Day Anniversary Cycle Ride. The Ride will take place over five days, and will offer two route options of approximately 160 miles or 230 miles in Normandy. It will focus on the D-Day landing beaches and key locations liberated in the days after the landings. Routes are designed to be enjoyable for both the regular cyclist and for the more inexperienced rider. Participants will meet at Southwick House just outside of Portsmouth on Wednesday afternoon, followed by an overnight ferry crossing to France. Participants will start cycling close to the time of day of the landings. In Fracne the base for cyclists with be Grandcap Maisy. On day three, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the end of the day's ride. The D-Day Cycle Ride is a fundraising event with money raised helping servicemen and women, veterans and their families in need following present day conflicts.Visit the website for more details.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddaycycleride.org.uk


Tuesday 24th September to Sunday 29th September 2019

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Normandy (various)

  • 6-day Event
    Normandy Beaches Trek This unique four-day trek, along the beautiful Normandy coastline, will fully immerse you in the history of the sites and scenery of the D-Day Landings on Normandy Beaches. A poignant time to visit, as 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the WW2 Allied invasion of Normandy or Operation Overload. Often referred to as the beginning of the end of the war in Europe, Normandy saw the largest amphibious invasion in history. We are accompanied by a historian whose stories add relevance to the scenery and D-Day monuments along the trek ensuring this will be an unforgettable challenge. The route follows the exquisite coastline of Omaha, Juno and Sword beaches and involves full days of trekking over a varied terrain of dunes, grass or tarmac. The grand finish will take place at the strategic Pegasus Bridge and the village of Ranville where we will celebrate our achievements.

    The Normandy Beaches Trek will be both a moving and meaningful way to raise funds for our Armed Forces community and we invite you to be a part of this poignant and memorable experience. Cost - There are two options:
    Register now for just £199, and raise £1,450 in sponsorship OR Register now for £199 and pay the £700 tour cost yourself and raise £750 in sponsorship
    Both options require £899 (£700 trip cost + £199 registration fee) to be paid by Friday 21 June 2019. You'll then have the rest of the year to raise the remaining sponsorship, due on 30 November 2019.

    Day 1: Transport from London to Normandy; check in to hotel and trip briefing.
    Day 2: 12 miles - Starting at Grandcamp-Maisy particpants will follow the coastline of Omaha Beach and walk along the top of the sand dunes, passing through the Pointe Du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery and finishing at the Juno Beach Centre.
    Day 3: 12 miles - The day will at the Fifth Engineer Special Brigade Memorial heading towards the iconic Port-En-Bessin and finishing at Longues-sur-Mer battery.
    Day 4: 12 miles - Setting off from Mulberry Harbour the trek will take us to Arromanches and then to the Juno Beach official memorial.
    Day 5: 12.5 miles - The day will start from the Canadian memorial of Juno beach, walking the length of Sword Beach to Ouistreham and then down the canal to the grand finishing at Pegasus Bridge and the Ranville War Cemetery.
    Day 6: Transport back to London.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +44 (0)203 207 2273
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event events@britishlegion.org.uk




Arromanches, 2011

British D-Day veterans enjoy some musical entertainment at Arromanches-les-Bains.

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Long Running Events/Exhibitions for D-Day 75th Anniversary 2019



Long Running Events/Exhibitions

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • Saturday 25th May to Sunday 16th June
    Open Air Exhibition "D-Day Sites Today" - Arnaud Guérin's large format photos.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 51 28 28
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event info@bayeux-tourism.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • Saturday 25th May to Sunday 16th June
    Men of the BBC - Exhibition with photographs, posters, documents, books, sound archives, etc. (1000 - 1800hrs).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 22 35 43
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr

  • July and August
    German Occupation, Liberation by the Allies, Reconstruction (Near the Church). Display of documents about the town of Asnelles from 1940 to 1960 (press articles, photographs, posters, various documents, etc.)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 22 35 43
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairieasnelles@wanadoo.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • Saturday 25th May to Thursday 6th June
    Tour From Bayeux to the D-Day Beaches in an authentic retro side-car. Let the Gentleman Siders guide you along the landing beaches for a half-day or full-day tour. Information, prices and reservations contact below:
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)7 87 00 11 79
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event contact-ndy@retro-tour.com
  • Tuesday 28th May to Tuesday 11th June (Every Tuesday at 1430hrs and 1630hrs)
    "In General De Gaulle's Footsteps". On Tuesdays May 28 and June 4 & 11, with Estelle, return on the itinerary taken by General de Gaulle on Wednesday, 14th June 1944 during his visit to Bayeux. During this visit you will discover the historic centre, De Gaulle square, Freedom's Tree square, the Reporters' memorial, the British cemetery. Tour of 3/4kms, good shoes required.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 03 95 48 69
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event contact@sophro-nature-evasions.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • Saturday 1st June until Sunday 16th June
    Town Hall holds two exhibitions as part of the 75th anniversary of the Landings. 1 "Stand up Men"; sculptural work by Isabelle Lecordier and 2 "Bénouville under the Occupation".
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 25 18 08
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event lequem.jacky@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps"b - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 97 33 25
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event infos@terresdenacre.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps"b - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 97 33 25
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event infos@terresdenacre.com

  • Tuesday 4th June to Tuesday 11th June
    Italian deep-sea divers and dismantling of landing wrecks. Exhibition showing the work undertaken by Italian divers and deep-sea divers on the dismantling of ships wrecks stranded during the landing operations of 6th June 1944 in Normandy. Place du 6 Juin (1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 81 73 63 51
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event jean-louis.lebas0689@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • Mid-May to Tuesday 24th September
    Photo Exhibition commemorating 74 years of peace in Normandy, in the Cloister of the Abbaye-aux-Hommes in partnership with Ouest France and the Manche department Council.

  • Saturday 25th May to Friday 7th June
    Kino D-Day - Participative Shooting. Presented by the Cinema Lux and Landing Production, the Kino D-Day is a festival of international audio visual creation, where a director/trice is going to "shoot, edit and show" his/her movie in a short film format about the D-Day events in "only" 10 days. A jury composed of image professionals, historians and cinema lovers have already selected the five best projects (competition launched on June 6th, 2018). We invite you to attend as spectator or participate as extra (on registration) in the shooting of the 5 selected movies. Event under the patronage of the UNESCO. From 20th May to 1st June 1000-1800hrs: Attend as a spectator to the shootings at the Castle of Caen and/or in the department of Calvados. Saturday, 25th May to Sunday 26th May 1000-1800hrs: Attend or participate as extra (on registration) to the shootings at the Castle of Caen. Saturday 1st June 1030hrs: Outdoor screening of the five movies at the Castle of Caen. Friday 7th June - 2030hrs: Screening of the 5 movies at the Cinema Lux.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 27 14 14
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event kinodday2019@gmail.com

  • Saturday 1st June to Friday 21st July
    Light and Sound show on the Town Hall walls. For three nights a week discover the story of Caen's liberation.
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  • Monday 3rd June to Tuesday 24th September
    Exhibition: Disturbed municipal life (Town Hall Esplanade)

  • Wednesday 5th June to 17th July (Wednesdays only)
    Open-air Cinema 2230hrs and 2300hrs screening in XXL format great classics and masterpiece movies telling the story of the Second World War. In partnership with the Cinema Lux.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 30 41 24
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event dcom@caen.fr

  • Thursday 6th June to Tuesday 24th September
    The life of Caen inhabitants during, before and after the war (Town Hall / Scriptorium Hall)

  • Thursday 6th June to Tuesday 24th September
    Caen through the Battle (City centre): Pedestrian tour with forty archive images exhibited in the open air.

  • Monday 10th June to Sunday 27th October
    Rockwell Exhibition. As part of the 75th D-Day and Battle of Normandy anniversary, Mémorial de Caen presents an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the famous American painter Norman Rockwell. The exhibition is being toured, and the only presentation outside the United States will be at the Mémorial de Caen. More than 80 works, objects, documents, illustrations that concern all the crucial issues of American History, from World War II to Vietnam.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 44
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event resa@memorial-caen.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Calvados

  • Wednesday 15th May to Sunday 30th June
    Exhibition about "Children during the Resistance" - at the library.

  • Wednesday 5th June to Monday 10th June
    0930 - 1800hrs: Wargame and model exhibition of military vehicles. Free entrance. Castle gallery.

  • Thursday 6th June to Sunday 9th June
    Presentation of the American Landing Craft L.C.V.P. "PA30-4".
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 86 88 49 51


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carneville, Manche

  • Monday 6th May to Saturday 31st August
    1000-1900hrs Friday to Sunday (06/05 - 10/06), 1000-1900hrs Wednesday to Sunday (12/06 - 31/08): Photo Exhibition "Deportees Street" at the Château de Carneville. Presentation of some 40 photos to give life to the plate placed in front of the Fort Queuleu in Metz which was used as a Nazi internment camp during the Second World War. A tribute to all the victims and the last survivors.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event amis.carneville@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Cherbourg, Manche

  • Saturday 25th May to Sunday 1st September
    Tuesday and Friday: (1000-1230hrs) and (1400-1800hrs) Saturday and Sunday: (1300-1800hrs): 9th Bi-yearly exhibition of the art of: Jack Kirby. Superheroes Gallery. Musée Thomas Henry Le Quasar. The exhibition is dedicated to Jack Kirby (1917-1994), creator of Marvel superheroes. Enlisted in 1942, Kirby landed on Omaha Beach in August 1944 to join General Patton's army. This experience influenced his artwork. Entry €5 per person (free on Wednesdays).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 23 39 33
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event musees@cherbourg.fr

  • Saturday 1st June to Sunday 29th September
    Tuesday and Friday: (1000 - 1230hrs) and (1400 - 1800hrs) Saturday and Sunday: (1300 - 1800hrs) Musée de la Libération: Objects as 39-45 War Testimony. The Liberation museum offers a special exhibition that will gather objects exceptionally taken from museum archives and loan ones to illustrate the daily lives of civilians and soldiers during the Second World War. Entry €5 per person (free on Wednesdays).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 20 14 12
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event musees@cherbourg.fr

  • Sunday 2nd June to Sunday 23rd June
    Musée de la Libération (Forrt Roule): Sundays with the family, what an easy game. Learn Second World War history through games and toys of the period. Duration: 1 hour.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 20 14 12
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event musees@cherbourg.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Colombières, Calvados

  • Monday 3rd June to Tuesday 27th August
    Château de Colombières - Exhibition: "US Propaganda Services in 1944". Exhibition of objects, documents, testimonies, photos, videos and a private collection of propaganda tracts and newspapers of the 12th US Army. Guided visit of 1 hour by the owner of the Castle where was installed in 1944 the first psychological war centre. June 3, 4, 5, 10, 17 and 24th at 1400hrs and 1600hrs. In July and August only Tuesdays at 1000hrs.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 22 51 65
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event colombieresaccueil@aliceadsl.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps" - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 97 33 25
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event infos@terresdenacre.com

  • Saturday 1st June to Sunday 16th June
    Co-working "Oeil poche". An appeal is made to artists who want to show their current vision, from here and elsewhere, of the "Recovery, liberated territories" in relation to the events of the D-Day Landings. The artists will gather from June 1 to 9 in Courseulles-sur-Mer. Partner places at the Kat Bookshop, L'Espace au Charbon, l'Atelier Oeil Poché. Possibility of seeing artists at work. From 10 to 16 June: Works presented on shops front. Theatrical walk (€2 per person booking at the Case à Kat).
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 68 02 14 80
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event sophielenevez@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps" - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
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  • Saturday 25th May to Sunday 16th June
    Guided tours of the Radar Museum. French Tours: 1030hrs, 1330hrs and 1600hrs / English Tours: 1130hrs and 1500hrs. Duration: 1hr15m. Unfold the secret story of the material that changed the course of the war. Also the possibility to continue the visit on board of the historic vehicles of the D-Day Academy for one-hour tour to discover the 40 hectares occupied by the station in 1944 (entry €9, free for under 7's). By Reservation.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com or jp.benamou44@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • Tuesday 11th June to Tuesday 25th June
    "In Allies Footsteps" - Tuesdays 11, 18 and 25 June; guided hike (duration 2hr30). Discover D-Day key points in the town. Starting at 0930hrs on the seawall, at the end of rue de Fécamp and ending with an aperitif offered at 1230hrs. Return to cars provided by bus. Reservation required.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event accueil.hermanville@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Langrune-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps" - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Longues-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • Saturday 25th May to Sunday 16th June
    Open Air Exhibition "D-Day Sites Today" - Arnaud Guérin's large format photos.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event info@bayeux-tourism.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Luc-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps" - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • Saturday 1st June to Monday 10th June
    Visit the Douglas C-47 "SNAFU Special" (included in museum entrance fee) in the company of volunteers who are restoring this historic aircraft, the only one to be listed as a heritage site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event direction@batterie-merville.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • Saturday 27th April to Friday 30th August
    At the tourist office, a reconstruction of a 1940's room, with furniture from the war period.

  • Saturday 27th April to Friday 30th August
    In the church and town hall, exhibition of documents telling stories of life before and during the occupation.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • Saturday 25th May to Sunday 16th June
    Open Air Exhibition "D-Day Sites Today" - Arnaud Guérin's large format photos.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event info@bayeux-tourism.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • April to November
    "In Their Footsteps" - Open air tour/exhibition. British, French and Canadians, soldiers or civilians, they were there in June 1944 in the Juno sector. They tell about occupation, landing, arrival of soldiers and liberation. Discover seven story kiosks spread over seven towns: testimonies, biographies, archive images, web application and contest game.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event infos@terresdenacre.com

  • Wednesday 5th June to Sunday 30th June
    "1944 - 30 Normand Testimonies" - Exhibition of large photographs taken from Jean-Michel Leligny's book. (1400 - 1800hrs Wednesdays and Sundays).
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • Wednesday 15th May to Sunday 15th September
    Exhibition: "1944 to Today" (Esplanade des Braves) Archive and recent images demonstrating the differences of the town.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.saintlaurent904@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche

  • May to August
    Exhibition at the Tourist Office of the local photographer Julien Delavier "Remember 1944".
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  • Monday 6th May to Monday 27th May
    Exhibition at the library about the movie "The Longest Day" and the D-day landings.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • Saturday 1st June to November 2020
    Exhibition "Utah Beach, Then and Now". Through old pictures superimposed to actual ones, the visitor is immersed in D-Day on Utah Beach and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June
    Dental Office - temporary exhibition at the Musée America Gold Beach (1015-1230hrs and 1400-1815hrs). Exhibition of a dental office of the Army Dental Corps in 1944.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event america.goldbeach@sfr.fr

  • Thursday 6th June to Monday 10th June
    Gold Beach Silver print (1030-1230hrs and 1430-1800hrs). Photo exhibition: to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, Olivier Mériel, with several photographers, look back to Gold Beach's main highlights and show its transformations over time.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • Friday 3rd May to Friday 30th August
    Omaha Beach Camping, Rue de la Hérode. Display of exceptional military pieces, never shown to the public. The objects are taken from a prestigious military museum in Normandy; the D-Day Museum at Omaha Beach.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ilsdebarquent@outlook.fr

  • Tuesday 11th June to Saturday 6th July
    UNESCO Touring Exhibition at the Town Hall (Tuesday to Saturday - 0900-1200hrs). Exhibition created by the Regional Council of Normandy to make the inhabitants aware of the initiative to list the Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mairie.viervillesurmer@orange.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK York, North Yorkshire

  • Thursday 6th June to Saturday 7th September
    D-Day 75 Exhibition at the York Army Museum.













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