A memorial to Merchant Navy Seamen who lost their lives during Operation Overlord.
MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE NAVAL
JUNE 6th - SEPTEMBER 1944
They manned the merchant ships that provided the supply line for the Armies, and as such
they were a prime target in "Operation Overlord"
the Normandy Landings, the first phase in the "Liberation of Europe"
ALSO IN MEMORY OF MERCHANT NAVY SEAMEN FROM 1939 - 1945
WHO LOST THEIR LIVED IN EUROPEAN COASTAL WATERS
UNTIL EUROPE WAS FINALLY LIBERATED IN MAY 1945.
For those who rest beneath,
They gave their lives that you may share
A Europe that is free.
DONALD HUNTER 2003
This memorial was erected by The Normandy Merchant Navy Memorial Fund
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