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Top Museums in Normandy

Normandy has a large number of excellent museums covering not only the D-day landings and the invasion of Normandy but also living under the German occupation, here are some of our top pics

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74th D-Day Anniversary

Our visit to Normandy for the 74th Anniversary of the D-Day landings visiting the beaches, memorials and ceremonies.

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D-Day breaching trials on Foulness Island's Atlantic Wall

On Foulness Island and Havengore Island mock Atlantic walls were built to test and develop methods for breaching sea walls

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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 until the Invasion of Normandy.

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Sheriffmuir Atlantic Wall, D-Day Practise Site in Scotland

In 1943 a replica section of the Atlantic wall and defensive positions were built in remote moorland in Scotland near Stirling to rehearse for the D-Day landings

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Chateau D'Audrieu massacre of 24 Canadian and 2 British POWs, Normandy

On the 8th June 1944, 24 Candian and 2 British POWs were massacred in the grounds of Chateau D'Audrieu by the 12 SS Recce Battalion.

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Bude at War, A tribute to the troops of 2nd & 29th battalion US Rangers

"Bude at War" a tribute to the men of the 2nd & 29th Battalion US Rangers were billeted in the town training for D-Day and the assault on Pointe du Hoc.

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Pendine's Atlantic Wall, D-Day wall breaching trials at Ragwen Point

A replica section of the Atlantic Wall at Ragwen Point, Carmarthenshire near Pendine, Wales built in 1944.

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Hankley Common's Atlantic Wall, D-Day Practise Site

In 1943 Canadian Troops constructed a replica section of the Atlantic Wall on Hankley Common which was to be used in the training and preparation for the invasion of Normandy.

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Churchill Crocodile Flame-thrower Tank in Normandy

The Crocodile was a flame-throwing variant of the British Churchill Tank developed during WW2 with a range of over 100 meters and was highly effective weapon at clearing hedgerows and fortifications in Normandy.

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Top 10 Must See D-Day Sites in Normandy

From Allied and German war cemeteries to fortifications, memorials and museums, Normandy has such a wide range of D-Day sites, choosing which ones to visit during your trip can be a real struggle. To help give you some ideas and inspiration, we've listed ten of our favourite spots.

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