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D-Day battlefield sites in Normandy

In the British sector of Longues-sur-Mer
German gun battery from the sky

Every day since the beginning of July and all the way through until September 1st 2017.
One of the major construction sites of the “Altantic Wall” (propaganda name), the
coast defensive German gun battery of Longues-sur-Mer
has a command post and 4 gun battery bunkers.

Overlooking cliffs faced towards the channel,
this place played a strategic important role during

the June 6th D-Day landings.
This gun battery has the original guns still inside !

Visits in French and in English

Duration 1 hour
Starts at the Longues-sur-Mer tourist office.
10:15 am – 11:45 am – 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Adults : € 5 11 to 17 : € 3 Free for kids under 10 years of age.

D-Day 73rd Anniversary Normandy celebrations

Saint Martin de VarrevilleGeneral Leclerc et General Patton

Commemoration of General Leclerc 2nd Armored Division (2nd AD) landing
on July 30th, 1944 and the 70th anniversary of his death.
10 a.m.: Commemorative ceremony, at Leclerc Monument
11 a.m.: Mass in memory of 2nd AD Veterans, at the church.
Friendship glass and banquet (with prior booking).
Organization: Townhall – 0033 233 41 4668

Normandy D-Day and the 73rd Anniversary celebrations

MONDAY JUNE 5TH

SAINTE MERE EGLISE
ADDT SME

9 a.m.: Memorial mass, in the church. Organization: Centre paroissial – 0033 233 41 41 18

10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Exhibition of military vehicles, place Chènevière (in front of Airborne Museum)
Organization: Airborne Museum – 0033 233 41 41 35 – www.airborne-museum.org

Normandy D-Day and the 73rd Anniversary celebrations

MONDAY JUNE 5TH

Sainte Mere Eglise

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon:
Exhibition of military vehicles,
place Chennevière
(in front of Airborne Museum)

Organization: Airborne Museum
– 0033 233 41 41 35 –
www.airborne-museum.org

Noon: Normandy Day picnic with concert
on the church square.

Share a nice moment and bring your picnic!
Tables at your disposal
BBQ take-away on site.

Normandy D-Day and the 73rd Anniversary celebrations

MONDAY JUNE 5TH

Sainte Mère Eglise

All day long, above Sainte Mère Eglise, sky dive into D-Day history over Normandy
with a tandem parachute jump

Meeting at Cherbourg-Maupertus airport
to board the 5-seater plane and fly over Utah Beach
coastsbefore preparing for your jump!

Fees :
370 €/jump
135 €/ video and photos
or
105 €/ video only.

Prior booking: Tourist Office in Sainte Mère Eglise
– ot.sme@ccbdc.fr –
0033 233 21 00 33

Organization: A2parachutisme.com

D-Day the 73rd Anniversary in Normandy and the celebrations

MONDAY JUNE 5TH

Saint Marcouf de l’Isle

2 pm & 5 pm:  Re-enactment of the German gun battery storming 
« CRISBECQ ATTACK ».
Entrance fees:
Adult – 11 € –
  Kids( 6-14 years old): 7,50 €
Includes visit of 21 bunkers of the site, reconstruction of military camps and re-enactment access
Organization: Crisbecq Batery in partnership with “association Lufteaux”
– 033 068 41 09 04 –
www.batterie-marcouf.com

The 73rd D-Day anniversary in Normandy

Sainteny

Welcome to Jack Port, 4th ID Veteran

Jack Port between my father and me Nov. 2016

10:30 a.m.: Moment of recollection at la Roserie, RD 171, direction Périers, second road on your left.
11:15 a.m.: Moment of recollection at les Forges (RD 171)
12 p.m.: Tribute to Bill Spriggs, American Veteran how died recently.
Organization: Townhall – 0033 233 42 05 64

Normandy D-Day and the 73rd anniversary

Saint Germain de Varreville
Dropzone

You won’t want to miss out on this event !

5 p.m. (time to be confirmed):
Re-enactment of parachute drops from C-47 planes

“Operation Reed Pelfrey Pathfinder Memorial”,
next to German battery
Organization: RCPT – staff@rcpt.eu
or

www.rcpt.eu

D-Day the 73rd Anniversary in Normandy and the celebrations

Monday June 5th in Carentan

11 a.m.: Inauguration of a monument in memory of Major John Tucker

this man was in charge of the bridge reconstruction on Douve and Taute rivers.
Organization: Townhall
Phone : 0033 233 42 74 00
Be part of this project: fr.ulule.com/unestelepourtucker/ (French explanations)

the 73rd D-Day Anniversary celebrations in Normandy

Monday June 5th in Gourbesville

10:30am : Ceremony at the 90th Infantry and 82nd Airborne Divisions.
Organization: Townhall in partnership with US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude
Email : daniel.briard@hotmail.fr