One of the highlight events within the mix of celebrations honoring the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is the Daks over Normandy event. (“Dak” is the short form for Dakota, the name used by the U.K.
In May, 2018 Henry Tamblin and his daughter found Bernard Sandler’s Army dogtag on a beach near where they live in Cornwall, England. Bernard Sandler, born January 19, 1912, was a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Cornwall.
Looking for some reading or viewing material to increase your background knowledge of D-Day before the 75th anniversary commemorations this coming June? These top five picks will both entertain and boost your knowledge.
Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
So you’ve managed to put those tricky lodging and transportation pieces together and it’s official — you’ll be making your way to Normandy for the blowout celebrations commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings!
Still wondering what to do in your down time on your trip to Normandy? You could be on the go from dawn to dusk and still not exhaust all there is to see and do there. Here are a few more places well worth your attention:
Take in Bayeux’s famed tapestry
In the early, pre-dawn hours of darkness Tuesday, June 6, 1944, more than 130,000 Allied troops made their way across the frigid waters of the English Channel and through clouded skies from southern England to the cliffs and dunes of Normandy in northern France.