D-Day - 70 Years - Bayeux, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 16.542 W 000° 42.235
30U E 667005 N 5460641
Quick Description: An anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 12:05:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCH6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The operation Overlord was the name assigned to the establishment of a large-scale lodgement on the Continent. The first phase, the amphibious invasion and establishment of a secure foothold, was codenamed Operation Neptune. The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

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The memorial plaque is located inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux.

Plaque Inscription:
1944 - 2014
OPERATION OVERLORD
ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY 1944 REMEMBERING THE LIBARATORS AND CIVILIANS LOST IN THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY
Anniversary Year: 70

Year of Event, Organization or Occurance: 1944

Address:
Place de la Liberté
Bayeux, France


Website: [Web Link]

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