25 gen 2023 · D-Day 79th: The “International event” and commemoration of D-Day will take place on June 6th at the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer. We will remember them Normandy bears the marks of the passing of this battle in the form of the many cemeteries across the region where the memory of those who fell is kept alive: British, Americans, Canadians, Poles, Australians, New Zealanders, French, Belgians.
- The Project
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- The Sculpture
- The Final Stages
- The Future
The British Normandy Memorial stands just outside the village of Ver-sur-Mer overlooking Gold Beach, one of the two beaches where British forces landed on 6 June 1944 (D-Day). It records the names of all those under British command who lost their lives in Normandy between 6 June and 31 August 1944. On the columns of the memorial are the names of mo...
The British Normandy Memorial was designed by British architect Liam O’Connor, the man behind the Bomber Command Memorial in London’s Green Park and the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK. My hope and belief is that this stone memorial in this carefully landscaped setting will create a compelling place of ...
British sculptor David Williams-Ellis was commissioned by the Normandy Memorial Trust to create the ‘D-Day Sculpture’, a set of bronze figures which occupies a prominent position in the memorial against the backdrop of Gold Beach. It is a huge honour to be asked to commemorate the D-Day Landings. I will use my four decades of experience to create a...
Below is the latest report from Founding Trustee, Nicholas Witchell, on the final stages of construction of the British Normandy Memorial and the official opening on 6 June 2021.
The Normandy Memorial Trust is inviting the public to help safeguard the future of the British Normandy Memorial by becoming a Guardian. Find out more at britishnormandymemorial
23 gen 2023 · Widely known locally as Smeatharpe, the first USAAF aircraft to arrive on 26 April 1944 were Douglas C-47 transports of the 439th Troop Carrier Group. The four squadrons made a major contribution to D-Day on 5/6 June 1944 by dropping paratroops of the US 101st Airborne Division and towing gliders with reinforcements the following day.
23 gen 2023 · D-Day is held annually on June 6 each year to help us remember the sacrifice our men and women made on June 6, 1944 in the battle fought on the Normandy coast of France during World War 2. The start of World War II began for the Americans with the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Days to D-Day 2022
25 gen 2023 · Invasion and Operations - June 6th through 12th, 1944- (look for Utah Beach) Utah Beach - 8th Infantry Landing Army Assault Forces - Normandy - June 6-7, 1944 01-05-10 Hi Marion, here is the finished bookI worked on for months. It is a military history about my grandfather's WWII combat engineer unit from D-Day to the end of the war.
27 gen 2023 · Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies defeated the Axis powers of Nazi Germany, Japan and Italy in 1945. Explore the battles, leaders...