D-Day - 65 Years - Ouistreham, France
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N 49° 17.252 W 000° 15.143
30U E 699796 N 5463052
Quick Description: An anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 9/4/2014 9:49:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDAX
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 on wall of Museum Of The Atlantic Wall (visit link) , Ouistreham.

Plaque Inscription:
65 YEARS ON FROM D-DAY
"When you go home, tell them of us and say
for their tomorrow, we gave our today"
(The Kohima Epitaph)

In honour of the Normandy Veterans
6th June 2009

Mosaic by Heather Johnston Brighton
Commissioned by the Orreli family
Anniversary Year: 65

Year of Event, Organization or Occurance: 1944

Address:
Avenue du 6 Juin
Ouistreham, France


Website: [Web Link]

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1. Original photo if possible. A narrative of your visit.
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