From 6 June until the end of August 2014 many allied heads of state will join hundreds and thousands of visitors from all over the world on the D-Day landing beaches to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle of Normandy.
It will be the last visit for some of the remaining survivors. And a chance for us to give them our thanks.
There will be many commemorations including parades, setting up of military camps parachute drops to help bring history to life and many festivities such as open air concerts with big bands and firework displays.
Details of events will be available from late 2013 but think to book ahead for accommodation and ferry crossings – especially for August when the World Equestrian games will also bring many visitors to Normandy.
- The sites of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
- 360° Virtual Visits of D-Day sites
- Follow the advance Allies’ campaign through Normandy from D-Day onwards
In the meantime you can make a virtual visit: and also view the moving YouTube video of original film of the time