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D DAY 2018

 

Military fairs

JUNE 2nd

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT
Military bourse at the village’s stadium

CARENTAN
Antique military fair
 
JUNE 3rd

GRANDCAMP
Sport Hall

JUNE 4th

ÉCAUSSEVILLE
Military fair at the airship shed

JUNE 5th
SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE
Antique military fair at the covered market
 
Military Historic Camps
 
MAY 31st to JUNE 7th

CAMP MÉAUTIS
Reconstitution of a camp with Allies, German and civils vehicles. Guided tours of the battlefield, the museum and
the archeological remains of the battle and the Manor of Donville. Exceptional exhibition and demonstrations with
bicycles and civil materials from the years 1920 to 1944.

CAMP ARIZONA - CARENTAN
Life on camp, exhibitions and parade of vehicles, and musical evenings (open-air balland 40’s concerts).
Friday:
Official opening of the Camp Arizona, meeting with about fifteen veterans and the association “Veterans Back to Normandy”, “soup of the GI” offered for free and evening open air ball, friendliness and 40’s atmosphere.
Saturday:
Free visit of exhibitions, rural picnic with a 40’s atmosphere (bring a lunch) and concert with the Witch Doctors on rock, swing liberation music.
Sunday:
Free visit of exhibitions, 10a.m. start of the convoy of the vehicles towards Angoville-au-Plain (arrived at 10.30a.m. stop of 30min),
12p.m.parade and exhibition of the vehicles in the city center of Carentan, 2p.m. 40’s music concert with Kelly Ann Sproul (Food available on site). Podium van of the Foreign Legion during the three days from 9a.m. to 5.30p.m.
 
JUNE 1st to 7th

RECONSTITUTION OF A CAMP WITH DIORAMAS - SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT
> 2pm to 6pm

JUNE 2nd to 6th
 
CAMP GÉRONIMO - SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE
Reconstitution of a US camp next to the Airborne Museum, staging the American Airborne troops in Normandy.
With the cooperation of Overlord 76, Eagles Fighters, V for Victory and MVCG Brittany.

RECONSTITUTION OF AN ALLIED MILITARY CAMP - COLLEVILLE
On the Hillman strongpoint site, historic site of the Battle of Normandy and the Atlantic Wallis reconstituted an allied military camp with persons in attire and vehicles from the period.
Animations on the camp throughout the day.

JUNE 2nd to 7th

RECONSTITUTION OF A MILITARY CAMP - BERNIÈRES-SUR-MER
Display of a Canadian military campsite and vintage artefacts (“inuit” type Canadian tents, circular and rectangular
English tents – interior access forbidden). Presence of people wearing vintage clothing or faithful reproduction.
Presence of military vehicles and completely fake weaponry but visually consistent with the equipment of that period.

RECONSTITUTION OF A WWII MILITARY CAMP - CHÂTEAU DE CREULLET
Exhibition of allied vehicles: Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicle, motorcycles … Compulsory entrance by D12 for vehicles and by the castle for the pedestrians.
Free, open to all.

BRITISH AND GERMAN CAMPS - MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE
BATTERIE DE MERVILLE
Reconstitutions of a British military camp by the association FRANCE 44 and a German camp by the association STAHL-MA, as well as a German horse-drawn carriage unity by the HVCA association
 
BIG RED ONE US CAMP - SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
MAISON DE LA LIBÉRATION
Reconstitution of a US Big Red One camp with period scenes.


Exhibitions

EXHIBITION BASTOGNE, ARDENNES’ HELL - CARENTAN
Temporary exhibition in partnership with the Bastogne War Museum.

AGENTS OF THE SHADE - SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE
AIRBORNE MUSEUM
Thanks to various scenes, the exhibition “The agent of the shade: the allied secret services from 1940 to 1945” highlights these men and women, servicemen or civils, formed to become secrets agents.
 
EXHIBITION REGARDS - SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE
Portraits and memories of Second World War American veterans. Exhibition made by Florent Plana, young Normanwho received testimonies from these veterans that never told their stories.
 
PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION OMAHA 44 - SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
FERME DE LA SAPINIÈRE
Exhibitioof period photograph taken in the various commemorative sites of Omaha Beach. Distribution of a notebook to go off to explore the exhibition and the tour " Places of D-day in Omaha ".

JEAN MOULIN EXHIBITION - SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER
MAISON DE LA LIBÉRATION
Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours to redraw the unusual story of the House of Liberation and the action of the Resistance in the sector of Omaha Beach (projections, testimonies and explanations by appointment). Decoding of the secret mission of the Sussex plan “mission Ascain” which took place at night from 5 till 6 of June 1944 in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and evocation of the parachutists loss of the 101stAirborne (by appointment).

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