Operation Aquatint Plaque

Operation Aquatint Plaque

A plaque to commemorate Operation Aquatint, a reconnaissance mission to collect information on the surrounding area and take a German guard prisoner.

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WN60 (Widerstandsneste 60)

WN60 (Widerstandsneste 60)

WN60 was the most eastern fortification at Omaha Beach and had a view over the whole landing area. Many of the fortifications and trench systems are still present today.

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Vimoutiers Tiger Tank

Vimoutiers Tiger Tank

Vimoutiers Tiger Tank is a Second World War Tiger Tank on the outskirts of Vimoutiers in Normandy. The tank is located outside by the side of the road heading from Vimoutiers to Gacé on D979.

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Sherman Tank Keren

Sherman Tank Keren

Sherman tank "Keren" belonged to the 501st Tank Regiment of the French 2nd Armoured Division and was knocked out on the 12 August 1944 when a German shell struck the turret killing 3 crew members

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Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise

The Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mere-Eglise and is dedicated to the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division who were dropped into Normandy and fought as part of Operation Overlord.

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Jerusalem War Cemetery, Chouain

Jerusalem War Cemetery, Chouain

Jerusalem War Cemetery is the smallest Commonwealth cemetery in Normandy containing 47 burials one of which is unidentified, and one Czech grave. The cemetery is located on the D6 about 9km south of Bayeux just before the D187 near the village of Chouain.

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Chronicled Account of 141st Royal Armoured Corps Crocodile Tanks in Normandy June 1944

Chronicled Account of 141st Royal Armoured Corps Crocodile Tanks in Normandy including the capture of La Marefontaine Batterie, attack on La Senaudiere and Saint Mauvieu

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Operation Aquatint by the Small Scale Raiding Force

The tragic loss and heroism of 11 men in Operation Aquatint: the ill-fated Commando Raid at Saint Laurent Sur Mer on the coast of Normandy

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Mock Landing Craft at Braunton Burrows - US Assault Training Centre

Braunton Burrows was used as the US assault training centre in preparation for D-Day from 1943 up until the Invasion of Normandy.

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8F/6 - Breteuil - War Office Map (1:50,000)

WW2 Map 8F/6 - Breteuil shows the Normandy towns of Breteuil, La Neuve Lyre and Rugles.

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5F/2 & 6F/1 - Periers - War Office Map (1:50,000)

WW2 Map 5F/2 & 6F/1 featuring the Normany towns of Periers, Lessay, Lendelin, Geffosses and Marigny

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8G/2 - Verneuil - War Office Map (1:50,000)

WW2 Map 8G/2 - Verneuil featuring the Normany towns of Verneuil, Laigle, Crulai, Maurice-les Cherencey and La Ferte Vidame

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