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Editorial The D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944 and the subsequent Battle of Normandy marked a turning point for our country and for Europe. Accelerating the end of World War II, these events opened a new page in international history. The 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy will gather veterans, their families, numerous heads of state and government, all those who want to pay tribute to the liberators and celebrate renewed Liberty and Peace.

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In Normandy, in addition to the official ceremonies, hundreds of celebrations and other events will form an unprecedented collective tribute. We therefore considered it is important to provide this agenda, which lists all the public events sponsored by the Basse-Normandie Region and the French State.Their aim in particular is to pay tribute to the veterans and civilian victims, and to transmit the values of liberty and peace to young generations.

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Laurent BEAUVAIS President of the Basse-Normandie Région The times shown in this calendar may have been changed since its publication. You can see the updates on www.the70th-normandy.com or obtain full details via the contacts indicated for each event. Events with the note ‘Subject to confirmation’ are subject to authorisation not yet given at the time this calendar was printed.

Amiral BRAC DE LA PERRIÈRE President of Normandie Mémoire

Photo credits : Conseil Régional de BasseNormandie/National Archives USA, G.Wait, www.stephanedeve.com, ABMC

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Ceremonies and events*

* Events are listed by date, then commune, then time.

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APRIL and their memories. On the theme of the post-war FrenchGerman reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the second. Free - Mémorial de Caen, Ouest-France, France Bleu BasseNormandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie www.memorial-caen.fr

Tuesday April 1st COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4] Opening to public of the remnants of the Atlantic Wall Juno Park A large underground gallery of the Atlantic Wall, leading to two rooms of a former German command post, has been restored and will be opened to the public in the Juno Park, a short way from the Juno Beach Centre. Guided visits by the Canadian museum staff. Included in the entrance fee to the Juno Park - Courseulles sur Mer town council and Juno Beach Centre - 02 31 37 32 17 contact@junobeach.org - www.junobeach.org

Thursday April 17th AVRANCHES [B6] 8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - Salle Victor Hugo The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the third. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Tuesday April 8th CAEN [D4] 8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - Caen Memorial The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the first. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Saturday April 12th

Tuesday April 22nd

BÉNY-SUR-MER [D4]

ARGENCES [E4]

8pm: Candlelight ceremony - Canadian Military Cemetery of Bény-Reviers A ceremony where participants will light a candle in front of each of the 2048 tombs in the cemetery. Special attention will be paid to the La Chaudière regiment with the attendance of the Canadian Minister for War Veterans. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir siskocol@gmail.com - http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

2.30pm: "Living and living again in Val ès dunes 1940-1944" Testimony - Forum, place de la République The Val ès dunes tourist office will host theatrical readings of the events which happened in the area during the war, at local libraries and schools. These include accounts of the Airan derailing and resistance in 1942, supply networks, bombings, destruction, the battle of 1994 and liberation. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office 02 31 85 38 82 - contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

Tuesday April 15th DEAUVILLE [E3]

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2]

8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - Community centre The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories

8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - Caen Memorial The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and 6

Young People Messenger of Peace 6pm (subject to confirmation): Meeting of 6000 Scouts and their families, from 15 different countries: pay tribute to the Veterans, victims, participation in the collection of signatures for registration on the UNESCO heritage inventory, St Laurent: memorial ceremony at the Signal monument the Young People Messenger of Peace. Planète Bleue SOS - therese.gandreyrety@wanadoo.fr

10am: Arrival of the Bell of Peace and Liberty in Bayeux Bayeux Cathedral Having departed Villedieu-les Poêles, the bell of Peace will arrive on its trailer in Bayeux in the morning. Throughout the day, it will be installed in the nave of the Cathedral, which will be emptied of its seating for the occasion. At 11pm, before the doors are closed, the veil made by the lace makers of Bayeux will be hung on the bell. Free Association Cloche de la paix et de la liberté pour la Cathédrale de Bayeux (ACCBA) - www.clochebayeux6juin2014.blogspot.com

ALENÇON [E7]

3pm: Waves of war: Cap Fagnet car park Discover a mysterious site dug into the chalk during the Second World War: the German military hospital. By torchlight, explore the area through an audio fiction written and produced by Pascal Rueff with support from the town of Fécamp, the Seine-Maritime department and the DRAC Haute-Normandie. €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp town council - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER [C3]

BAYEUX [C4]

TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE [C5]

FÉCAMP [F2]

2pm: "Living and reliving Val ès dunes 1940-1944" Testimony School The Val ès dunes tourist office will host theatrical readings of the events which happened in the area during the war, at local libraries and schools. These include accounts of the Airan derailing and resistance in 1942, supply networks, bombings, destruction, the battle of 1994 and liberation. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office 02 31 85 38 82 - contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

Jamboree 2014

Wednesday April 23rd

Thursday April 24th

Sunday April 20th

BELLENGREVILLE [E4]

their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the fourth. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Saturday April 19th 8.30pm-11pm Eyewitness accounts - Château des Matignon How did British people experience the war in Great Britain? Free Torigni-sur-Vire Town hall - 02 33 56 71 44 - mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

Friday April 11th

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Wednesday April 30th CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - General Council The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the fifth. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

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Saturday April 26th

Saturday May 3rd AGON-COUTAINVILLE [A5]

Jamboree 2014

Starting at 2pm: CORE jubilee The CORE is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its creation under the sign of friendship between France and Germany. 10am: Service in French and German at the Protestant church - starting at 2pm at the CORE, festival of Franco-German friendship: games, national and regional food, music by youngsters of several nationalities, etc. Free - CORE - 06 68 36 98 63 - jacques.braley@sfr.fr www.core-coutainville.org

BAYEUX [C4] International ecumenical celebration "Prayer for Peace" - Cathedral 10am: As part of the "Boy scouts of America" Jamboree and in collaboration with "L’œuvre nationale du Bleuet de France" and ONACVG 14, a Prayer for Peace will take place in Bayeux cathedral, with Scouts from all Allied countries and Germany. Ecumenical celebration, in the presence of the Bishop and representatives of the other religions. Normandie Mémoire info@normandiememoire.com - www.normandiememoire.com

OUISTREHAM [E4] 8.30pm: International Concert “The Armed Man, Mass for Peace” - Salle Legoupil Over 200 musicians and choir singers: Choirs from Ouistreham (F), Angmering (GB), Braine-l’Alleud (B), Lorh (D), and the Imperial Brass Band (F) will interpret "The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace" by K. Jenkins, conducted by George Jone. Prelude: concert by Musiques Actuelles de l’EMIO (F) and Norwegian girls choir (N) from the Chartier school in Bayeux. €6 - €3 - A Cœur Joie choir/ Town council - 02 31 97 18 63 - info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr www.70e.weebly.com

Unveiling and first ringing of the Bell of Peace Bayeux Cathedral 10am: The Bell of Peace will be unveiled and rung for the first time during an international and multi-faith meeting of young scouts. Boy Scouts of America - Normandie Mémoire www.tac-bsa.org/program/normandy 7


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reinforce friendship between French and Germans once more. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir - siskocol@gmail.com http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

Sunday May 4th BAYEUX [C4] 5pm: International Concert "The Armed Man, Mass for Peace" - Cathedral Over 200 musicians and choir singers: Choirs from Ouistreham (F), Angmering (GB), Braine-l’Alleud (B), Lorh (D), and the Imperial Brass Band (F) will interpret "The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace" by K. Jenkins, conducted by George Jone. Prelude: concert by Musiques Actuelles de l’EMIO (F) and Norwegian girls choir (N) from the Chartier school in Bayeux. €6 - €3 - A Cœur Joie Choir, Ouistreham - 06 86 65 00 30 - philippeetjaninemoisson@hotmail.fr www.70e.weebly.com

Wednesday May 7th

Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the sixth. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Commander of Free French Commandos." As a university lecturer and historian, Massieu studied the Second World War at length, and particularly the military history of France’s Liberation. Being immensely passionate about the saga of the 177 Green Berets, he was allowed access to extensive archives. Free - Caen municipal library - 02 31 30 47 00 - www.caenlamer.fr/bibliothequecaen/

Saturday May 10th

Wednesday May 14th

OUISTREHAM [E4]

CAEN [D4]

COUTANCES [B5]

9pm: The Ouistreham Jazz Big Band plays Glenn Miller Salle Legoupil - Stade Kieffer The Ouistreham Jazz Big Band, an 18-strong ensemble play in the tradition of American Big Bands to pay tribute to Glenn Miller, composer and arranger, the symbol of swing in the 40’s. The famous song ‘In the Mood’ will remain the unofficial hymn of the end of the Second World War. Free - Ouistreham town council - 02 31 97 73 03 animation@ville-ouistreham.fr - www.ville-ouistreham.fr

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen – Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

8.30pm: Concert: Requiem by Fauré and Requiem by Duruflé Cathedral The Choeur de Lux Aeterna choir, along with the London Sinfonia Chorus, together a hundred singers, present two concerts with organ music. Programme: Requiem by Fauré, Requiem by Duruflé in memory of the victims of the Second World War. Directed by Robin Kimber, Choirmaster Frances Hook. Free, collection to benefit the food bank - Frances Hook - frances@lavoixclaire.com www.choeurdelux.fr

Thursday May 15th

CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

The 70 voices of Freedom 70 testimonials, 70 groups of young people to collect them, three "trees" to hang them on 70 groups, i.e. about 2 500 teenagers met 70 witnesses who were hardly older than them when the events took place: veterans, resistance fighters, deportees, emergency crews, civilian victims, German soldiers, etc. At the same time, 500 students from vocational secondary schools and apprentices made 3 "Liberty trees", supervised by Hervé Mazelin, an artist designer. Extracts from the testimonials are written on the leaves of these 6 m high steel trees. The trees will be inaugurated at Ouistreham on 12 May at 3pm, at Utah Beach on 2 June at 11am and at Montormel at 5pm.

Thursday May 8th FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: 1939-45 Circuit - In front of Cap Fagnet Signal station A slide show and guided visit of two blockhouses enable visitors to discover the extent of the protection system built at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour takes you along a hiking trail to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 - €3 - Free Fécamp town council - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

Initiative of the Basse-Normandie Region, directed with the Caen Academy Rectorate, with the support of the DRAAF, the ONACVG and the CRAJEP - d.saussey@crbn.fr

Tuesday May 13th

OUISTREHAM [E4]

CAGNY [D4]

3pm: Preview of the film "Les français du 6 juin" - Le Cabieu cinema Big screen preview of the film "Les Français du 6 Juin". A film by Cédric Condom, grandson of René Rossey, veteran of the Kieffer commandos. This film is a 90-minute documentary on the French soldiers in No. 4 Commando. A debate will follow the screening. Free Le Cabieu cinema - 02 31 97 39 52 - cinemalecabieu@wanadoo.fr www.cinemalecabieu.cine.allocine.fr

2pm: "Living and living again in Val ès dunes 1940-1944" Testimony - Community centre The Val ès dunes tourist office will host theatrical readings of the events which happened in the area during the war, at local libraries and schools. These include accounts of the Airan derailing and resistance in 1942, supply networks, bombings, destruction, the battle of 1994 and liberation. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office 02 31 85 38 82 - contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

Friday May 9th

FLERS [D6]

LA CAMBE [C3]

8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - Lycée Guéhenno The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados,

3pm: Franco-German reconciliation ceremony - German cemetery The young members of the WBS will hold a bilingual reconciliation ceremony at the German cemetery in La Cambe, to 8

GISORS [I4]

OUISTREHAM [E4]

9.30pm: Show "June 44, Made in Normandy" - Château From the history of Gisors, Capital of Normandy’s Vexin region, to that of Normandy and France, the show retraces the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy along with its 90 days of fighting. The ancient medieval Castle is the backdrop for this spectacular show that blends music with projected images, fireworks (subject to confirmation) and special effects to commemorate the 70th anniversary. €4 - €14 - Tourist Office - 02 32 27 60 63 info@tourisme-gisors.fr - www.tourisme-gisors.fr

8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the seventh. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Friday May 16th

Sunday May 18th

LUC-SUR-MER [D4]

LESSAY [A4]

8.30pm: Concert "Les Moulinex and Overlord" - Casino Overlord: a fanfare of six musicians who play Glenn Miller’s work in a surprisingly original way. The musicians of Overlord propose arrangements to make their appearance a festive and fun moment. Les Moulinex: an accordionist and a singer propose a selection of themes from War songs to popular music from liberated France. Luc-sur-Mer Tourist Office, Jazz à Luc - 02 31 97 33 25 - luc.sur.mer@wanadoo.fr www.luc-sur-mer.fr - www.camionjazz.com.

6pm: Concert: Requiem by Fauré and Requiem by Duruflé Abbatiale The Choeur de Lux Aeterna choir, along with the London Sinfonia Chorus, together 100 singers, present two concerts with organ music. Programme: Requiem by Fauré, Requiem by Duruflé in memory of the victims of the Second World War. Directed by Robin Kimber, Choirmaster Frances Hook. Free, collection to benefit the food bank - Frances Hook - frances@lavoixclaire.com www.choeurdelux.fr

TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE [C5] 8.30pm-11pm : Remembrance evening - Château des Matignon Eyewitness accounts from residents who lived through the war and the bombings. Free - Torigni-sur-Vire Town hall - 02 33 56 71 44 mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

Tuesday May 20th SAINT-LÔ [B4] 8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation - Allende room The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the eighth. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Saturday May 17th CAEN [D4] 3pm: D-Day 1944 (70th anniversary of Normandy Landings) City centre library Conference by Benjamin Massieu, author of "Philippe Kieffer: 9


MAY dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie - 02 31 08 05 84 contact@leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr

Wednesday May 21st ALENÇON [E7]

VIRE [C6]

8.45pm: NormanD-Day, a concert for freedom with Beethoven - Lycée Marguerite de Navarre, amphithéâtre Nelson Mandela D-Day: not nations pitted against each other but democracy against fascism. In light of the fighting that still spills blood on our planet, the younger generations must pursue the struggle for peace and democracy. A project sponsored by the COUR of Caen Basse Normandie, alongside 300 schoolchildren and adults from around the region, based on an original idea by Didier Horry. €15 - €10 €5 - Regional University Choir and Orchestra - University of Caen Basse-Normandie - 02 31 56 60 87 - www.cour-ucbn.org

8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the ninth. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu Basse-Normandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie - www.memorial-caen.fr

Friday May 23rd

CAEN [D4]

MOULT [E4]

2pm-5.30pm : Symposium "The D-Day Landings: from the event to the epic" - Caen Memorial Historians, geographers and sociologists will evoke the Landings, referring to their various representations. This symposium will also attempt to determine the main factors which, after the war, led to the glorification of this military operation. Lastly, to try to explain the progressive attenuation of war-like violence in current representations, this symposium will reposition the individual solider or civilian - in the centre of the violence experienced and the traumatisms suffered. Until May 23rd 2014. Free - Caen University Quantitative History Research Centre / Caen Memorial www.memorial-caen.fr

2pm: "Living and living again in Val ès dunes 1940-1944" Testimony - Foyer rural The Val ès dunes tourist office will host theatrical readings of the events which happened in the area during the war, at local libraries and schools. These include accounts of the Airan derailing and resistance in 1942, supply networks, bombings, destruction, the battle of 1994 and liberation. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office 02 31 85 38 82 - contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

SAINT-LÔ [B4] 8.45pm: NormanD-Day, a concert for freedom with Beethoven - Notre-Dame de Saint-Lô D-Day: not nations pitted against each other but democracy against fascism. In light of the fighting that still spills blood on our planet, the younger generations must pursue the struggle for peace and democracy. A project sponsored by the COUR of Caen Basse Normandie, alongside 300 schoolchildren and adults from around the region, based on an original idea by Didier Horry. €15 - €10 €5 - Regional University Choir and Orchestra - University of Caen Basse-Normandie - 02 31 56 60 87 - www.cour-ucbn.org

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

Thursday May 22nd

Saturday May 24th

ALENÇON [E7]

ANISY [D4]

6.30pm: Civilians in the Battle of Normandy - Hôtel du Département A historical conference led by Jean Quellien, emeritus professor of modern history at the University of Caen, specialist of the Second World War in Normandy. Free - Orne Regional Authority www.orne.fr

10am-4.30pm: Bill Ross walk A stroll from Anisy to Bernières-sur-Mer via Anguerny, Colomby/ Thaon, Basly, Bény-sur-Mer to travel back in time on the traces of the Canadian regiments of Fort Garry Horse, La Chaudière and Queen’s Own Rifles on June 6th 1944. 11 short ceremonies will be held in the villages visited. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir siskocol@gmail.com - http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

CREULLY [D4] 4pm: Water at the origin of victory: Vital water, everyday water - Château Educational visit involving Science, storytelling, music. A common expression is "free like water" because popular wisdom attributes this extreme freedom to water. But at a time when freedom becomes the primary issue, what of the circulation of water? A few words about the science, the stories and the music we will share with you during the season. Free, reservation required. Le

BERNIÈRES-SUR-MER [D4] 5pm: Lantern ceremony - in front of the Maison des Canadiens After the Bill Ross walk, the youngsters of WBS will hold a ceremony in front of the Maison des Canadiens in Bernières-sur-Mer. A hurricane lamp will be lit on the balcony of the building during the 10

MAY ceremony. It will remain lit until June 6th, 2014 at 10pm, as a call stretching across space and time. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir siskocol@gmail.com - http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

the region, based on an original idea by Didier Horry. €15 - €10 €5 - Regional University Choir and Orchestra - University of Caen Basse-Normandie - 08 91 67 00 17 - www.cour-ucbn.org

CAEN [D4]

SAINT-JAMES [B7] 3pm: Memorial Day - American Cemetery Commemorative ceremony in remembrance of all soldiers who died in the wars, in particular during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Free - American Battle Monuments Commission - 02 33 89 24 90 britanny@abmc.gov - www.abmc.gov

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3pm: D-Day 1944 anniversary of Normandy Landings) ESAM Showing of the film "D-Day, The Battle of Normandy" followed by a debate with Claude Quétel (and Pascal Vannier, subject to confirmation). This documentary looks back at the military operations which achieved the liberation of France in under a hundred days but which caused the death of tens of thousands of both Allied and German soldiers, along with 20 000 civilians in Normandy. Free - Caen municipal library - 02 31 30 47 00 www.caenlamer.fr/bibliothequecaen/

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12.30pm-7.30pm: Historical tour in the footsteps of General de Gaulle - Meeting point: coach park Caen Memorial Guided coach tour departing the Caen Memorial to look back over the return of General de Gaulle on June 14th 1944. Sites visited: Courseulles/Graye sur mer, Creullet-Bayeux-IsignyGrandcamp. €28 per person. Reservation required - Libération et Mémoire, les amis du Mémorial de Caen - 02 31 81 59 11 amis-memorial-caen@laposte.net - www.memorial-caen.fr.

CAEN [D4] To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, EYP France is hosting an event for Youth and Europe, bringing together 150 young Europeans for 11 days, to enable dialogue on European questions through shared European history, in particular the D-Day landings.

CONDÉ-SUR-NOIREAU [D6]

On June 1st, the EYP will host the Vox Pop event, a public event with a programme rich in music, art and videos.

8.30am-7pm: Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches - Meeting point: Ecole du Sacré Coeur car park Only 5 % of Condé-sur-Noireau remained intact after all the bombings. This visit to the beaches will enable you to associate the liberation of the town and its reconstruction, events and periods that strongly marked the region. This day of discovery will be hosted by Yann Madgelaine, author of many works on the D-Day landings. Several visits are included in the programme. €18, reservation required - Pays de Condé et de la Durance Tourist Office 02 31 69 27 64 - tourisme.conde-sur-noireau@orange-business.fr www.officedetourisme-conde-sur-noireau.blogspot.fr

The plenary session of the 2014 International Forum in Caen will be held on June 4th and 5th at the Caen Memorial. This is a crucial moment for the Forum as it is when all resolutions prepared throughout the year will be debated and voted on. Prices: see website Until June 8th 2014 - European Youth Parliament - France, Ouest-France, Caen Memorial, IAE de Caen, Basse-Normandie Region - 01 42 60 47 08 - victormouchet@pejfrance.org www.pejfrance.org

SAINT-JAMES [B7] 8pm: 40’s evening - Espace le Conquérant room Dinner and dancing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy. €15 - Saint James Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 89 62 24 - christelle.ameline@cdc-saintjames. org - www.cdc-saintjames.fr

Tuesday May 27th CAEN [D4] 8pm: Bill Carrothers quintet + "D-Day" choirs - Le Cargö The music festival "Jazz sous les pommiers" entrusted a creation to Bill Carrothers, an American composer and pianist, also passionate about history and major wars. To accompany the music of his quintet, a hundred or so young choir singers will be present from La Maîtrise de Caen, the American Boys Choir, the "Le Fairage" school in Périers and the "Guillaume de Caen" school in Caen. Prices: see website Caen Theatre (Production as part of "Jazz sous les pommiers" festival) - 02 31 30 48 00 - theatre@caen.fr - www.theatre.caen.fr

Monday May 26th CAEN [D4] 8.45pm: NormanD-Day, a concert for freedom with Beethoven - Pierre Daure amphitheatre, Caen University Campus 1 D-Day: not nations pitted against each other but democracy against fascism. In light of the fighting that still spills blood on our planet, the younger generations must pursue the struggle for peace and democracy. A project sponsored by the COUR of Caen Basse Normandie, alongside 300 schoolchildren and adults from around

8.45pm: NormanD-Day, a concert for freedom with Beethoven - Pierre Daure amphitheatre, Caen University Campus 1 D-Day: not nations pitted against each other but democracy against fascism. In light of the fighting that still spills blood on our planet, 11


MAY the younger generations must pursue the struggle for peace and democracy. A project sponsored by the COUR of Caen Basse Normandie, alongside 300 schoolchildren and adults from around the region, based on an original idea by Didier Horry. €17 - €15 - €7 Regional University Choir and Orchestra - University of Caen BasseNormandie - 08 91 67 00 17 - cour@unicaen.fr - www.cour-ucbn.org

L’AIGLE [G6] 8pm-10pm: Vigils of reconciliation The purpose of these vigils is to give the inhabitants of BasseNormandie the opportunity to speak, to recount their stories and their memories. On the theme of the post-war French-German reconciliation, the "Vigils" are held in 10 towns in the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments. This vigil is the tenth and last. Free - Caen Memorial, Ouest-France, France Bleu BasseNormandie, France Bleu Cotentin, France 3 Basse-Normandie www.memorial-caen.fr

JUNE

MORTAIN [C6]

SAINT-JAMES [B7]

OUISTREHAM [E4]

10am: Memorial day remembrance events Showing of the film "Heroes of Old Hickory", Memorial day, troop parade, music, veterans, military vehicles. Flyover of hill 314 by two planes (subject to confirmation). Civilian and military personalities, twinning committees will be present at the ceremonies alongside the general public. A patriotic meal with entertainment will close the day’s proceedings. Meal €30 - €20 - Mortain town council - 02 33 79 30 30 - mairie.de.mortain@wanadoo.fr www.ville-mortain.fr

10am-11.30am/2.30pm-5pm: Remembrance day - American Cemetery - Grasslands in front of the Mont Commemorative ceremony at the Saint-James American Cemetery in tribute to the American and allied soldiers who fell during the battle of Normandy, followed by a parachute drop by troops from several allied countries around the Mont-Saint-Michel. Free - Les amis du souvenir et de la liberté du Mont-Saint-Michel - 06 85 53 63 27 asl.mtstmichel@yahoo.fr

8am-4pm: The Commandos route The children of the schools of Colleville-Montgomery, Saint-Aubind’Arquenay, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Ouistreham and the Jean Monnet school, alongside the cadets of the Lorient school of Fusiliers Marins, will follow the route taken by the Kieffer No. 4 Commando. Ceremonies will be held in each town, with laying of wreaths and hymns by the children, from Colleville to Amfréville via Saint-Aubin-d’Arquenay, Bénouville and Ranville. Free - Ouistreham - 02 31 97 73 03 animation@ville-ouistreham.fr - www.ville-ouistreham.fr

Saturday May 31st

Monday June 2nd

LE HOMMET-D’ARTHENAY [B4]

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER [C3]

10am - 5.30pm: Historical conferences "Les Conflits dans les Marais" - Community centre Topics covered: defence of the marshlands in the Middle Ages, the marshes during the Revolution, the role of the port of Carentan during the First World War. The speakers will also discuss the Second World War in the marshes. Midday meals available at the La Terrette restaurant, booking required. Free - Hommetd’Artenay Town hall and Société d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de la Manche - 02 33 56 21 72 - mairie.lehommetdarthenay@wanadoo.fr www.facebook.com/LeHommetdArthenay

Wednesday May 28th CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3] 9pm: Bill Carrothers quintet + "D-Day" choirs - Place de l’église The music festival "Jazz sous les pommiers" entrusted a creation to Bill Carrothers, an American composer and pianist, also passionate about history and major wars. To accompany the music of his quintet, a hundred or so young choir singers will be present from La Maîtrise de Caen, the American Boys Choir, the "Le Fairage" school in Périers and the "Guillaume de Caen" school in Caen. Free - La Manche General Council in co-organisation with the Jazz sous les pommiers festival - 02 33 05 98 41 - www.culture.manche.fr

8.45pm: NormanD-Day, a concert for freedom with Beethoven - Pierre Daure amphitheatre, Caen University Campus 1 D-Day: not nations pitted against each other but democracy against fascism. In light of the fighting that still spills blood on our planet, the younger generations must pursue the struggle for peace and democracy. A project sponsored by the COUR of Caen Basse Normandie, alongside 300 schoolchildren and adults from around the region, based on an original idea by Didier Horry. €17 - €15 - €7 Regional University Choir and Orchestra - University of Caen BasseNormandie - 08 91 67 00 17 - cour@unicaen.fr - cour@unicaen.fr www.cour-ucbn.org

JUNE

Thursday May 29th COUTANCES [B5]

Sunday June 1st

2.30pm: Bill Carrothers quintet + "D-Day" choirs - Le Cargö The music festival "Jazz sous les pommiers" entrusted a creation to Bill Carrothers, an American composer and pianist, also passionate about history and major wars. To accompany the music of his quintet, a hundred or so young choir singers will be present from La Maîtrise de Caen, the American Boys Choir, the "Le Fairage" school in Périers and the "Guillaume de Caen" school in Caen. €18 €16 - 33rd "Jazz sous les pommiers" festival in co-production with Théâtre de Caen - 02 33 76 78 50 - jslp@jazzsouslespommiers.com www.jazzsouslespommiers.com

CAEN [D4] 11am: 10 ceremonies for a town - Place Monseigneur des Hameaux The last ceremony in the "10 ceremonies for a town" project, consisting in the organisation of one ceremony per month between September 2013 and June 2014 in the capital of Basse-Normandie, a city that for the most part was liberated by the Canadian army on July 9th and 19th 1944. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir siskocol@gmail.com - http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/ 12

2.30pm: Guided walking tour of Sword Beach in the steps of the Commandos - Memorial Flame to French Commandos Guided tour covering the Occupation and Liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the No. 4 Anglo-French commando which liberated Ouistreham. Free - Ouistreham tourist office - 02 31 97 18 63 - animation@ville-ouistreham.fr - www.ville-ouistreham.fr

10.30am: Primary school children honour American soldiers - American cemetery Primary school children are accompanied by an elected representative or veteran "sponsor" from Guilberville. Wreathlaying and performance of American national anthem by the children. Laying of flowers on the tombs of American soldiers. Free Guilberville school - laetitiaonfroy@neuf.fr

SAINT-LÔ [B4] Tattoo of Freedom - City centre Saint-Lô will host two military music events on the 3rd and on the 4th of June 2014. A hundred musicians will take part in the festivities to commemorate the 70th anniversary. On June 3rd, a parade will pass through the town to celebrate with Saint-Lô residents of all ages. Free - Saint-Lô Town hall - 02 33 77 60 00 - www.saint-lo.fr

MOYON [B5] 8.30pm: Eyewitness accounts of life during the war - Salle des loisirs (activity room) Video and audio accounts of life during the Second World War collected by the Public digital library (Espace Public Numérique) of Moyon, will be presented over the evening. Free - Familles Rurales Moyon (EPN) - 02 33 57 16 81 - epnmoyon@gmail.com www.memoiresdeguerre.jimdo.com

Wednesday June 4th CAEN [D4] 7.45am-1pm: "La Remontée du temps au fil de l’eau" - From the Port of Caen to the PEGASUS Bridge memorial 140 young people in 70 canoes will travel back in time over water from the Port of Caen to Pegasus Bridge. Military fanfares, old rigging, a jazz band, a choir will participate in this ceremony. Balloons will be released by young people, veterans and former members of the resistance will close the ceremony. Free - DRJSCS with the support of CDCK 14 - 02 31 52 73 19 - christophe.boulant@drjscs.gouv.fr www.basse-normandie.drjscs.gouv.fr

Tuesday June 3rd CARENTAN [B4] 8.30pm-9.30pm: And if we were building peace altogether? Carentan theatre This show looks at peace and reconciliation between people, inviting young French, German and American people to act together and heal historical wounds. Who better than these young people to express the hope of no longer knowing these dark times of the war and to not forget that peace needs to be cultivated now and for time to come. Free - Association des Amis de la Maison de la Paix - mail@maisondelapaix-normandie.org www.maisondelapaix-normandie.org

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4]

CARENTAN [B4]

2pm: Remembrance ceremony for the Fourth Special Service Brigade - Collège Maîtrise Notre-Dame Students of the Maîtrise Notre Dame high school will organise the inauguration of a commemorative plaque for the Royal Marines Commando of the 4th Special Service Brigade. Free. Reservation required - Collège Maîtrise Notre Dame school - 02 31 36 16 60 mayeul.mace@ac-caen.fr - www.college-notre-dame.fr

2pm: Commemorative parachute drop from DC-3/C47 aircraft - Ponts D’Ouve zone Commemorative parachute jump from a large fleet of Douglas DC-3/ C47 planes. The fleet will fly over from England and release the first jump of the Round Canopy Parachuting Team under the "Dakotas over Normandy" programme (subject to confirmation). Free - Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc - www.daksovernormandy.com 13


JUNE 5pm: Cole’s Bayonet Charge Monument - Route de SaintCôme-du-Mont, Ferme Ingouf Inauguration of the site and monument to Colonel Robert Cole, 101st Airborne Division, who was decorated with the highest American military medal, the Medal of Honour, for the bayonet charge on Carentan. In the presence of local authorities, the families and veterans of the 101st Airborne. Free - Carentan Historical Center / Carentan Town hall - 02 33 42 00 42 - carentan.101@orange.fr www.paratrooper-museum.org

Norman Coast illuminations June 5th - 11pm (Subject to confirmation): During the events organised for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy and as a tribute to the veterans, the entire Norman coast will be illuminated on June 5th 2014 at nightfall, in the same colours at a given time and without interruption. Over a distance of 80 km, 24 brilliant, successive, fully automated and synchronised firework displays will light up the sky on all 24 major sites of the Landings.

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] 8.30pm-9.30pm: And if we were building peace altogether? Italian Theatre This show looks at peace and reconciliation between people, inviting young French, German and American people to act together and heal historical wounds. Who better than these young people to express the hope of no longer knowing these dark times of the war and to not forget that peace needs to be cultivated now and for time to come. Free - Association des Amis de la Maison de la Paix - mail@maisondelapaix-normandie.org - www.maisondelapaixnormandie.org

Communes concerned: Merville-Franceville, Ouistreham, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Colleville-Montgomery, Lion-surMer, Luc-sur-Mer, Langrune-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Graye-sur-Mer, Versur-Mer, Asnelles, Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin, Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes, Colleville-surMer, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Vierville-sur-Mer, Cricquevilleen-Bessin, Grancamp-Maisy, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, SaintMartin-de-Varreville. Free - Normandie Mémoire - info@normandiememoire.com www.normandiememoire.com

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4] 8.30pm: "The German armed forces in Normandy before the Landings" – Les Logis de la Baronnie Conference by Jean-Luc Leleu, CNRS research engineer / University of Caen Basse-Normandie. Free - Ville de Douvres-laDélivrande - 02 31 36 24 24 - museeradardouvres@gmail.com www.douvres-la-delivrande.fr

Fleurie. Open to all, presence of bagpipe players. Free - Bénervillesur-Mer - 02 31 87 91 14 - tourisme-blonville@wanadoo.fr www.blonville.org

SAINT-LÔ [B4]

BÉNOUVILLE [D4]

Tattoo of Freedom - Stade Louis Villemer Saint-Lô will host two military music events on the 3rd and on the 4th of June 2014. A hundred musicians will take part in the festivities to commemorate the 70th anniversary. On June 4th, a spectacular show will be held at the Louis Villemer stadium after the other general public events, in a 4000-seat arena. Free - Saint-Lô Town hall - 02 33 77 60 00 - www.saint-lo.fr

Ceremonies - 4th Commando monument and Major Howard memorial stone (Subject to confirmation) 4pm: ceremony with veterans of the Kieffer Commandos and the Fusiliers Marins de Lorient (4th Commando memorial) and then at 11.30pm, a Midnight Ceremony with a tribute speech to Major Howard by his daughter and by the Mayor, followed by the performance of a voice recording by the Major looking back over his landing in Bénouville (Major Howard memorial). Free Bénouville Town hall - 02 31 44 62 01 - contact@mairie-benouville.fr www.mairie-benouville.fr

Thursday June 5th ALENÇON [E7]

6.30pm: Concert - West Esplanade of the community centre Open concert by the Police Band of West Yorkshire to welcome the "Ox and Bucks" veterans, their families and friends. Free - Bénouville Town hall - www.mairie-benouville.fr

8.30pm: The Liberation of Orne June-August 1944 - Hôtel du Département Historical conference by Gérard Bourdin, doctor in history and former history and geography school teacher. Free - Orne Regional Authority www.orne.fr

BERJOU [D6] 10am-6pm: 70th anniversary of the liberation of Berjou Liberation Museum Commemoration of the Liberation of the village of Berjou and its outskirts with the visit of veterans of the 43rd Wessex Infantry Division and the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry who fought to liberate the village (June 5th or 6th). The museum will present its new book with the presence of the author for a dedication session. Free - Libération de Berjou 39/45 - 06 71 82 24 96 - musee.berjou@gmail.com www.musee-berjou.fr

BÉNERVILLE-SUR-MER [E4] Inauguration of a commemorative monument - Mont-Canisy Inauguration of a memorial on the site of the Mont-Canisy gun batteries, in tribute to the crews of the British ships Warspite and Ramillies. As part of the Neptune operation, these battleships were positioned in the Bay of the Seine on the dawn of June 6th. Their mission was to neutralise the coastal gun batteries on the Côte 15


JUNE BERNIÈRES-SUR-MER [D4]

LE MESNIL-PATRY [D4]

Midnight-8am: “47 000” - In front of the Maison des Canadiens In the night of June 5th (midnight) till June 6th (8am): reading of the names of the 47,000 Canadian solders who died during the Second World War. The first and last names of each Canadian soldier who died to liberate France will be read out . Their identity will be spoken to the sea. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir - siskocol@gmail.com http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

6.30pm: Canadian remembrance ceremony - Monument to Queen’s Own and First Hussars Ceremony organised by the young members of WBS. During the bilingual commemorative ceremony, a plaque explaining the battle of Mesnil-Patry will be inaugurated. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir siskocol@gmail.com - http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2]

9pm: Concert for Liberty - Cathedral Saint-Pierre The Conservatory of Lintercom, the regional orchestra of BasseNormandie, the Bournemouth Symphony orchestra and the choir of La Scola de l’Orne, under the direction of Jean Deroyer, will perform the "Mass for Peace" by K. Jenkins. This concert will celebrate the reconciliation of people, human rights, peace and all forms of liberty. Free - Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Musique et de Danse LINTERCOM Lisieux-Pays d’Auge-Normandie - 02 31 48 31 85 icalus@lintercom.fr - www.lintercom.fr

JUNE

6 June 1944: Official Commemorative Ceremonies For the full programme and all the practical information you need, visit

LISIEUX [F4]

6.30pm: Conference series "The price of Liberty" - Town Hall, Council room The purpose of "the Price of Liberty" conference series is to reveal the complexities of the Liberation, by covering relatively unknown topics. Robert Lerouvillais will open the series of conferences with a presentation on the strategic importance of the port of Cherbourg in the supplies and logistics networks for the Allied forces. Free Musée de la Libération - 02 33 23 39 30 - musees@ville-cherbourg.fr www.ville-cherbourg.fr

www.the70th-normandy.com

RANVILLE [E4] 2.30pm: Remembrance for the future Commemoration of the D-Day landings and the 10th anniversary of the twinning with a German town - 2.30pm: Inauguration of the J. Watson bust (Town Hall gardens) in the presence of HRH Prince Charles (subject to confirmation) - 3.30pm: Parachute drop by 300 soldiers onto the village (subject to confirmation). Ranville Town hall 02 31 78 76 08 - secretariat@ranville.fr - www.ranville.fr

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER [C3] 10pm: KINO-D.DAY - Le Cavey Omaha Beach Kino-D.DAY is a residence for international audiovisual creation during which a director must "shoot, edit and screen" their short film on the "Battle of Normandy and surrounding events" in no more than 120 hours. The general public is invited to see these films at five truly spectacular screenings at historical sites. Free - Landing Production www.kinodday.com

SAINT-VAAST-EN-AUGE [E4] 2pm: D-Day commemoration - Church and Cemetery Each year on June 5th, Saint Vaast en Auge holds a remembrance ceremony for the twelve British and Canadian paratroopers who fell and are buried in the cemetery. Free - Saint-Vaast-en-Auge Town hall - 02 31 79 52 63 - mairie.st-vaastenauge@orange.fr

FOUCARVILLE [B3] 10pm: Commemorative parachute drop from DC-3/C47 aircraft - Prisoner of war camps Commemorative parachute drop from Douglas DC-3/C47 planes, by the Round Canopy Parachuting Team (subject to confirmation) Free Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc - www.daksovernormandy.com

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT [B3] 9am-5pm: Militaria sale (subject to confirmation) Collectible military equipment and articles for sale or exchange. Free - Club du Souvenir Militaire - 02 33 71 56 54 leholdy@orange.fr

GRANDCAMP-MAISY [C3] 3pm: Message to the children of tomorrow - Espace Peregory After school projects on the history of the last 70 years, the 11 to 15 year-olds will write a message for the children of 2044, in a hermetically-sealed canister which will be buried in a concrete bunker and capped with a bronze plaque bearing the inscription June 6th 2014 - June 6th 2044. A genuine time capsule for the future. Free - Grandcamp-Maisy Town hall - 06 36 59 86 24 mrosoux-gdm@orange.fr

7.30pm: Commemorative parachute drop from DC-3/C47 aircraft - Utah Beach Museum Commemorative parachute drop from Douglas DC-3/C47 planes, by the Round Canopy Parachuting Team (subject to confirmation). Free Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc - www.daksovernormandy.com

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3] 4pm: June 6th ceremony - Signal monument Official ceremony at the signal monument in Sainte-Mère-Église, attended by personalities and representatives of authorities Sainte-Mère-Église Town hall - www.saintemereeglise.fr

3pm: Tribute to Rangers - Espace Peregory Young generations express their recognition and their gratitude to the 2200 rangers who fought here. Each child will write a message to a Ranger who is still alive or was killed in combat or died after the war. These messages will be tied to balloons and released in to the sky. The project concerns children from nursery school age up to 15. Free - Grandcamp-Maisy Town hall - 06 36 59 86 24 mrosoux-gdm@orange.fr

8.30pm: Requiem by Fauré / Sonoran Desert Chorale (Arizona) - Church The 45 choir singers of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert Chorale, one of the best choirs in the South Western United States, have prepared 16

at length for their concerts in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The choir is accompanied by an excellent organist. Free - Conceptio Network - u.mayerhofer@ conceptio.cc - www.conceptio.cc

Friday June 6th ASNELLES [D3] 9am-6pm: Walk from Asnelles to Port en Bessin in the steps of the liberators - Asnelles bunker, Boulevard de la Mer A walk to retrace the steps of the commandos on June 6th 1944. The 47 Royal Marine Commando landed on the beach near Asnelles in order to liberate Port en Bessin, 15 km away. The walk will last all day in the company of French and British families and friends, with commentary in French and English. Free - 47 Royal Marine Commando Association - ken.cowdery@tiscali.co.uk www.47commando.org.uk

TROARN [E4] 11pm: Commemoration ceremonies for the towns of TroarnBures and Saint-Samson - Saint Samson (bridge on RD 675 road) Commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Firing of the Saint-Samson bridge (subject to confirmation). Free - town of Troarn - 02 31 23 31 38 - mairie.troarn@orange.fr www.ville-troarn.fr 17


JUNE BAYEUX [C4]

JUNE

its new book with the presence of the author for a dedication session. Free - Libération de Berjou 39/45 - 06 71 82 24 96 musee.berjou@gmail.com - www.musee-berjou.fr

Blessing of the Bell of Peace and Liberty in Bayeux Cathedral To commemorate the 70th anniversary, the bell of Peace will be blessed during official ceremonies on June 6th in the presence of civilian and inter-religious personalities, along with the bell’s nine godmothers or godfathers of different nationalities. Free. Association Cloche de la paix et de la liberté pour la Cathédrale de Bayeux (ACCBA) - www.clochebayeux6juin2014.blogspot.com

BERNIÈRES-SUR-MER [D4] 8am: Canadian remembrance ceremony - In front of the Maison des Canadiens This is the first bilingual commemorative ceremony to be held on a D-Day landing beach, throughout the region. Tributes will be made especially to the Queen’s Own Rifles regiment of Canada. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir - siskocol@gmail.com http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

7pm: Theatre - Summer 44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital - Allée des Augustines (in front of the entrance to the Bayeux tapestry) Summer 44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were turned into makeshift hospitals. The town housed and treated thousands of wounded. With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014 €7.50 - €3 - Free - Centre Hospitalier Général - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

10pm: Canadian remembrance ceremony - In front of the Maison des Canadiens The last bilingual commemorative ceremony to be held on a D-Day landing beach, throughout the region. It has been held at 10pm each June 6th since 2007. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir siskocol@gmail.com - http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

CAEN [D4]

9pm: Gratitude and Peace concert / Sonoran Desert Chorale (Arizona) - Notre-Dame Cathedral The 45 choir singers of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert Chorale, one of the best choirs in the South Western United States, have prepared at length for their concerts in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. The Gratitude and Peace concert illustrates our hope for a more peaceful world today. Free Conceptio Network - u.mayerhofer@conceptio.cc - www.conceptio.cc

8pm: KINO-D.DAY - Amphithéâtre Pierre Daure - Caen University - Campus 1 Kino-D.DAY is a residence for international audiovisual creation during which a director must "shoot, edit and screen" their short film on the "Battle of Normandy and surrounding events" in no more than 120 hours. The general public is invited to see these films at five truly spectacular screenings at historical sites. Free - Landing Production www.kinodday.com

BÉNOUVILLE [D4] 0.20am: Fireworks display Fireworks near to Pegasus bridge after the Midnight ceremony of June 5th at 11.30pm (subject to confirmation). Free - Bénouville town council - 02 31 44 62 01 - contact@mairie-benouville.fr www.mairie-benouville.fr

Starting at 8.30pm: Screening of the IMAX film "D-Day Normandy 1944" from Pascal Vuong - Zénith "D-Day Normandy 1944" is the first 3D Imax film on the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. It combines education with a spectacular motion picture and provides a different perspective on this duty of remembrance which forms the very essence of a commemoration such as the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. The screening on June 6th is a unique event: for the first time in Normandy, a documentary feature film dedicated to the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy will be screened in 3D on a giant screen of 23 m long. Free, upon invitation. Collect the invitations from the partners  - Basse-Normandie Region, Calvados General Council, Manche General Council, Zénith, N3D LAND Films contact@zenith-caen.fr - www.zenith-caen.fr

11.15am: Commemorative ceremonies (Subject to confirmation) parade of British cadets and laying of flowers on English tombs with the children of Bénouville. 12.30pm: parade from the Town Hall to Pegasus Bridge with Major Howard’s veterans and the Rifle Cadets. 12.45pm: commemoration ceremony at the Major Howard Esplanade. 1pm: crossing of Pegasus Bridge. 1.10pm: ecumenical service at the religious monument in front of the town hall. Free - Bénouville Town hall - 02 31 44 62 01 contact@mairie-benouville.fr - www.mairie-benouville.fr 6pm: Concert - Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, Major Howard Esplanade or in front of sports hall Public concert (tattoo) by the "The Band of Liberation" (group booked). Free - Bénouville town council - 02 31 44 62 01 contact@mairie-benouville.fr - www.mairie-benouville.fr

BERJOU [D6] 10am-6pm: 70th anniversary of the liberation of Berjou Liberation Museum Commemoration of the Liberation of the village of Berjou and its outskirts with the visit of veterans of the 43rd Wessex Infantry Division and the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry who fought to liberate the village (June 5th or 6th). The museum will present 18

CONDÉ-SUR-NOIREAU [D6]

See website. €8 - Bloody Gulch Memorial and Compagnie du Petit Coupeville - 02 33 42 03 22 - feuardent.franck@neuf.fr www.manoirdedonville.com

Starting at 5.30pm: Commemoration of June 6th 1944 starting at L’Atelier 70th anniversary of the bombings that flattened the town in 1944: laying of flowers in the cemeteries, prayers in front of the memorial to the civilian victims of D-Day (Town Hall) with representatives from twin towns and "marraines de guerre" women letter writers to soldiers on the front, along with families of those who lived there in 1944. Programme available on request. Free - Condé-sur-Noireau town council - 02 31 59 15 50 - cab.info@mairie-conde-sur-noireau.fr www.condeintercom.fr

MONTCHAMP [C5] 5.30pm: Celebration of 70th anniversary of D-Day - Monument to the deported, place du Général de Gaulle Tribute to the Allied soldiers, members of the resistance, deportees and civilian victims of the Battle of Normandy. Speech by the Mayor of Longchamp. Wreath-laying. Presentation to veterans of insignias commemorating the 70th anniversary. Drinks reception in the village hall. Free - Village of Montchamp - 02 31 68 60 07 montchamp.mairie@wanadoo.fr

GRANDCAMP-MAISY [C3]

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4]

10.30am: Wreath-laying on the tomb of Captain Kieffer Cemetery Kieffer’s tomb lies in the Grandcamp cemetery. A wreath is laid on his tomb on June 6th every year. Free - Grandcamp-Maisy town council - 02 31 22 64 34 - grandcamp-maisy@wanadoo.fr www.grandcamp-maisy.fr

8.30pm: Jazz concert - Covered market The OMACA will host the Melon Jazz Band. Their presentation will be in two parts: Jazz from 1935-50 typical of the D-Day era, and for the second part classic jazz numbers. Free - Office Municipal d’Action Culturelle d’Animation - 02 31 64 00 02 - mairie@pontleveque.fr www.pontleveque.fr

11am: Wreath-laying on the Memorial to Lieutenant Lommel - route de Vierville Lieutenant Lommel was a Ranger who took part in capturing La Pointe du Hoc. Free - Grandcamp-Maisy town council - 02 31 22 64 34 grandcamp-maisy@wanadoo.fr - www.grandcamp-maisy.fr

RANVILLE [E4] 9.30am: Remembrance for the future Commemoration of the D-Day landings and the 10th anniversary of the twinning with a German town - 9.30am: Reception of veterans at Carrefour du 6 Juin Speeches and national anthems 10am: Religious ceremony - 10.45am: Ceremonies at the French war memorial and in front of the Belgian memorial plaque. 11am (British cemetery): Remembrance service, national and European anthems attended by school children. Prayers in front of the tomb of an unknown German soldier. 6pm: concert with German and British bands. Free - Ranville town hall - 02 31 78 76 08 secretariat@ranville.fr - www.ranville.fr

GRANVILLE [A5] 3pm: Guided Second World Ware visit - Place de Isthme Normandy was a key region in the outcome of the Second World War. Although Granville managed to escape a great deal of destruction during the Allied assault, it was occupied by the Germans. What was life like under the Occupation and how was Granville liberated? Free - Municipal Tourist Office - 02 33 91 30 03 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr 5pm: Walk around the Roc - Pointe du Roc Walk on the site of the Batterie du Roc - inauguration of the new interpretation footpath and digital mini-site presenting the events of WWII in Granville. Free - Municipal Tourist Office - 02 33 91 30 03 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

SAINT-CHARLES-DE-PERCY [C5] 3.45pm: Commemoration of the 70th anniversary - British military cemetery Tribute to the Allied soldiers, members of the resistance, deportees and civilian victims of the Battle of Normandy. Speech by the mayor of Saint-Charles-de-Percy. Wreath-laying. Free - Village of SaintCharles-de-Percy - 02 31 66 91 03 - jacques.desormeau@orange.fr

GRAYE-SUR-MER [D4] Commemoration of 70th anniversary Commemorative ceremonies in the presence of veterans. 8.30pm: concert by the group Inns of Court. Free - Village of Grayesur-Mer - 02 31 37 90 59 - mairiedegrayesurmer@orange.fr www.graye-sur-mer.org

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY [D4]

MÉAUTIS-CARENTAN [B4]

6.30pm: 70th anniversary commemorative ceremony at Bill Millin Memorial - Place du Débarquement The public are invited to join in the tributes to the D-Day fighters at the foot of the Bill Millin Memorial, which was inaugurated on June 8th 2013 in the presence of local officials, bagpipe players of all nationalities and veterans. The tunes played by Lord Lovat’s piper on June 6th 1944 will be played once again in commemoration. Free - D Day Piper Bill Millin association - 02 31 97 12 61 www.ddaypiperbillmillin.com

11.30pm: Cinema-theatre, guided night-time visits and reconstitution of camp, Bloody Gulch memorial, Manoir de Donville Cinema-theatre show with guided night-time visits of the battle field and reconstituted camp (school, shelter, grocery shop, museum) telling the story of the night of June 5th and the morning of June 6th 1944, experienced by the civilian couple living in the manor, with an interactive visit of the battlefield and its ruins with actors and vehicles. Jazz concert depending on the programme.

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4] 7pm-11pm: Douce France - Sports hall This show was developed especially to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Landings. Sylviane Lebon takes us on a festive stroll through history and songs from a difficult time when under the Occupation, French people still tried to enjoy themselves. Price: see town councils - Multi-Miss Productions with Langrune-sur-Mer and Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer - www.sylvianelebon.com

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT [B3] 10am: Ivy division walk Guided walk along the route taken by the 4th infantry division from the beach to liberate Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. €7 - Club du Souvenir Militaire - 02 33 71 56 54 - leholdy@orange.fr 19


JUNE Commemorative parachute drop from DC-3/C47 aircraft Behind village hall Commemorative parachute drop from Douglas DC-3/C47 planes, by the Round Canopy Parachuting Team (subject to confirmation). Free Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc - www.daksovernormandy.com

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Chambois-Falasie pocket. Here we find a town with a very specific status, which enabled it to preserve its heritage: Bagnoles-del’Orne. Filled with anecdotes and emotions, discover how Bagnolesde-l’Orne lived through this disruptive period of human history. €3 - Free - EPIC Bagnoles-de-l’Orne Tourisme - 02 33 37 85 66 tourisme@bagnolesdelorne.com - www.bagnolesdelorne.com

9pm: Liberation Ball Open air ball for 3 hours, with music from the 40s and 50s. Free Club du Souvenir Militaire - 02 33 71 56 54 - leholdy@orange.fr

BAYEUX [C4] 3pm and 7pm: Theatre - Summer 44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital Allée des Augustines (in front of the entrance to the Bayeux tapestry) Summer 44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were turned into makeshift hospitals. The town housed and treated thousands of wounded. With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014 €7.50 - €3 - Free - Centre Hospitalier Général - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3] 9am - sunset: Tandem parachute jump - In front of Cotentin farm museum Enjoy a tandem parachute drop with A2 Parachutisme. All members of the public over the age of 10. Take-off from Cherbourg-Maupertus airport, free-fall jump over Sainte-Mère-Église, landing in the village in front of the Cotentin farm museum. €365 per jump - Baie du Cotentin Tourist Office - Sainte-Mère-Église - 02 33 21 00 33 tourisme@ccbdc.fr - www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

Starting at 6pm: Liberation festival - Place de Gaulle or Halle aux grains / Cathedral Open-air photographic exhibition, featuring veterans, civilians and children. Open stage and readings for young and old alike. Big Band Jazz. In the evening, Liberty ball with a free hand to Anita Covelli and here Big Band who will play jazz standards and post-war French songs - Gospel concert too. Free - Town of Bayeux - 02 31 92 03 30 actionculturelle@mairie-bayeux.fr - www.mairie-bayeux.fr

9pm: Concert for Liberty - Church To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the Regional Orchestra of Basse-Normandie will offer a musical evening with a spectacular choir and orchestra to celebrate Peace and Freedom. Free - Orchestre Régional de BasseNormandie - 02 31 82 05 00 - contact@orchestrenormandie.com www.orchestrenormandie.com

TINCHEBRAY [C6]

BRETTEVILLE-L’ORGUEILLEUSE [D4]

8pm-2am: Open air musical evening - Place Saint-Rémy Show and ball with a band, singers and dancers in the centre of the village. Music from the 40s and 50s hosted by the members of Normandie en fête. Free - Tinchebray Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 64 23 55 - maison.pays.tinchebray@wanadoo.fr www.cdcdupaysdetinchebray.fr

7pm: Canadian remembrance ceremony - Place des Canadiens Canadian remembrance ceremony organised by the young members of the Westlake Brothers Souvenir association, on the initiative of the Anciens Combattants de Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse veterans association. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir - siskocol@gmail.com http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

TROARN [E4] 4pm: D-Day landing commemoration in Troarn-Bures and Saint Samson - Troarn, Bures-sur-Dives, St Samson 4pm: ceremony at Bures-sur-Dives (Captain Jukes memorial) - 5pm: ceremony in Troarn (place Paul Quellec) - 6pm: Drinks reception in the Troarn community centre. Free - Village of Troarn - 02 31 23 31 38 mairie.troarn@orange.fr - www.ville-troarn.fr

Saturday June 7th ARROMANCHES [D3] Air show featuring Patrouille de France display team (Subject to confirmation) GIP Arromanches will host an air display lasting 45 minutes over the artificial port. The show will feature a aerobatics display by the Patrouille de France and a demonstration by a Rafale aircraft. Free - GIP Arromanches - 06 82 73 65 40 gerard.legout@musee-arromanches.fr

wonders and history! Free - Isigny-Grandcamp intercommunal Tourist Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

confirmation), an evening event opening ceremony and a liberation ball. Free - Trévières Association of Local Authorities - 02 31 51 39 52 www.cdc-trevieres.com

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2]

GRANDCAMP-MAISY [C3]

11am: Commemoration of the Battle of Normandy in graphic novel form - Marquees Festival du livre de jeunesse on the green beach As part of the festival, school children and the general public are given the opportunity to meet the authors of the graphic novel series "Normandie 44", including J. B. Dijan, and the editor and historian of note, I Bournier. This series made up of five albums, tells the story of the landings of the allied forces on all the Normandy beaches, mixing eyewitness accounts with history. Free - Festival du livre de littérature jeunesse et de bandes dessinées de Cherbourg - 06 60 70 54 19 - helene.dargagnon@gmail.com - www.festivaldulivre.com

12pm-4.30pm: Military vehicle parade - Quai Campron and Port For the D-Day celebrations, re-enactment enthusiasts from the MVCG France association will offer a display of the best pieces of their collection, with a parade of approximately 180 vehicles Jeeps, Dodges, GMC, tanks and plenty of others (subject to confirmation). A rendezvous not to be missed for fans of mechanical wonders and history! Free - Isigny-Grandcamp intercommunal Tourist Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

GRAYE-SUR-MER [D4]

COUDEHARD [E6]

3pm: Commemoration of 70th anniversary Commemorative ceremonies for the D-Day landings in the presence of British and Canadian veterans, British and Canadian regiments (Inns of Court, 26 Squadron Royal Engineers, Royal Winnipeg Rifles), 6pm: reception, 7pm: concert. Free - Graye-sur-Mer - 02 31 37 90 59 mairiedegrayesurmer@orange.fr - www.graye-sur-mer.org

Inauguration of a monument to the 1st Polish Armoured Division - Near to church Installation of a monument with the bust of General Maczek and descriptive signs on the location of the fighting. Free Association Nationale du Souvenir de la 1° Division Blindée Polonaise - 06 48 01 26 68 - jean-pierre.ruault@wanadoo.fr http://ans1dbp.blog4ever.com

ISIGNY-SUR-MER [B4] 6pm-7.30pm : Military vehicle parade - Town centre For the D-Day celebrations, re-enactment enthusiasts from the MVCG France association will offer a display of the best pieces of their collection, with a parade of approximately 180 vehicles Jeeps, Dodges, GMC, tanks and plenty of others (subject to confirmation). A rendezvous not to be missed for fans of mechanical wonders and history! Free - Isigny-Grandcamp intercommunal Tourist Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

CREULLY [D4] 10am-6pm: Air show "The aircraft of June 6th 1944" - Stade d’Aéromodélisme Régional Presentation and air display of large models of the aircraft that took part in the Battle of Normandy. Over 100 European pilots from Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, Spain and France will attend this exceptional show, to be held on the lands of the former ALG -B9 aerodrome, where the Canadian Typhoons were based in 1944. Free - Aéro Model Club du Bessin - 02 31 37 59 60 r.belledent@wanadoo.fr - www.amcb.jimdo.com

CAEN [D4]

ECAUSSEVILLE [B3]

8pm: 2014 Tattoo of Freedom - Zenith arena International military music festival unique in Normandy. The Tattoo of Freedom will bring together 500 musicians from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, America, France, Britain, Norway, the Netherlands and Poland, for a two and a half hour show at Caen’s Zenith arena, to celebrate the liberation in music! €20 - €25 - D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee - infotattoo2014@orange.fr www.tattoodelaliberte.com

10am-6pm: Parachute drop at Ecausseville - Airship hangar Parachute drop by tens of parachutists from a collection of C447 aircraft, on the old airship landing runway, followed by demonstrations of folding round canopy parachutes (subject to confirmation). Beverage stand and roast. Free except for museum entrance and inside Hangar - Association des amis du Hangar à Dirigeables d’Ecausseville - 06 07 11 55 36 - contact@aerobase.fr www.aerobase.fr

LA-HAYE-DU-PUITS [A4] 5pm: Ceremony at the monument to the 79th DIUS Monument to 79th DIUS Ceremony with elected personalities and children from local schools to pay tribute to our liberators. In the presence of Major General Megan Tatu (commanding the 79th Sustainment Support Command US Army Reserve). Exhibition on the Infantry division that liberated the town at the Salle Jacques Bertrand, Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th. La-Haye-du-Puits town hall - 02 33 46 01 42 tourisme@cc-la-haye-du-puits.fr - www.ot-lahayedupuits.com

MÉAUTIS-CARENTAN [B4]

FORMIGNY [C3] CARDONVILLE [C3] 5.15pm-5.45pm: Military vehicle parade through Town centre For the D-Day celebrations, fans of re-enactment from the MVCG France association will offer a display of the best pieces of their collection, with a parade of approximately 180 vehicles Jeeps, Dodges, GMC, tanks and plenty of others (subject to confirmation). A rendezvous not to be missed for fans of mechanical

BAGNOLES-DE-L’ORNE [D7] 3pm: Bagnoles-de-l’Orne under the Occupation and at Liberation - Tourist Office After the Landings, the battle continued. And in particular around the 20

11.30pm: Cinema-theatre, guided night-time visits and reconstitution of camp, Bloody Gulch memorial, Manoir de Donville Cinema-theatre show with guided night-time visits of the battle field and reconstituted camp (school, shelter, grocery shop, museum) telling the story of the night of June 5th and the morning of June 6th 1944, experienced by the civilian couple living in the manor, with an interactive visit of the battlefield and its ruins with actors and vehicles. Jazz concert depending on the programme.

10th giant picnic live from the USA Omaha Beach is called "Bloody Omaha." The picnic on the beach, the symbolic site for so many, is another testimony to the men who fought and died for our freedom. Each year since 2005, over 1500 people of all generations and nationalities take part to this picnic. This friendly and family-oriented gathering is another approach to this debt of remembrance to our liberators. In the afternoon, various events are proposed, including a military vehicle parade (subject to 21


JUNE See website. €8 - Bloody Gulch Memorial and Petit Coupeville theatre company - 02 33 42 03 22 - feuardent.franck@neuf.fr www.manoirdedonville.com

town in the presence of school children and young people from the Cabalor catchment area. Exhibition "Tell me about your village" by the schools of Motten and Ranville. Ranville town council 02 31 78 76 08 - secretariat@ranville.fr - www.ranville.fr

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE [E4]

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4]

10.30pm-3am: The Allied ball - Michel d’Ornano sports centre The group Musica, featuring 10 musicians, will provide entertainment for the evening. Music from the 40s. Active military personnel from all Allied nations will be invited along with German soldiers. Presence of veterans of the British 9th Parachute Battalion. Entrance €10 includes one drink. Additional free drink for attendees dressed in period clothing - Franco-British Association for the Management of the Merville Battery - 06 72 63 87 51 direction-batteriemerville@orange.fr - www.batterie-merville.com

8.30pm: KINO-D.DAY - Casino Joa, cinema Kino-D.DAY is a residence for international audiovisual creation during which a director must "shoot, edit and screen" their short film on the "Battle of Normandy and surrounding events" in no more than 120 hours. The general public is invited to see these films at five truly spectacular screenings at historical sites. Free - Landing Production www.kinodday.com

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT [B3] 3.30pm-4.30pm : And if we were building peace altogether? Utah Beach - Podium near to museum This show looks at peace and reconciliation between people, inviting young French, German and American people to act together and heal historical wounds. Who better than these young people to express the hope of no longer knowing these dark times of the war and to not forget that peace needs to be cultivated now and for time to come. Free - Association des Amis de la Maison de la Paix - mail@maisondelapaix-normandie.org www.maisondelapaix-normandie.org

OSMANVILLE [C3] 5.45pm-6.15pm: Military vehicle parade through Town centre For the D-Day celebrations, re-enactment enthusiasts from the MVCG France association will offer a display of the best pieces of their collection, with a parade of approximately 180 vehicles Jeeps, Dodges, GMC, tanks and plenty of others (subject to confirmation). A rendezvous not to be missed for fans of mechanical wonders and history! Free - Isigny-Grandcamp intercommunal Tourist Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3]

OUISTREHAM [E4]

9am-sunset: Tandem parachute jump - In front of Cotentin farm museum Enjoy a tandem parachute drop with A2 Parachutisme. All members of the public over the age of 10. Take-off from Cherbourg-Maupertus airport, free-fall jump over Sainte-Mère-Église, landing in the village in front of the Cotentin farm museum. €365 per jump - Baie du Cotentin Tourist Office – Sainte-Mère-Église - 02 33 21 00 33 tourisme@ccbdc.fr - www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

Starting at 5.30pm: Open air projection: Outside esplanade of Le Cabieu Cinema (Subject to confirmation) Presentation of period vehicles by the Mémoires d’Omaha Beach 44 association, exhibition followed by an open-air screening at nightfall: "Le Mur de l’Atlantique" (the Atlantic Wall). Free - Le Cabieu cinema - 02 31 97 39 52 - cinemalecabieu@ wanadoo.fr - www.cinemalecabieu.cine.allocine.fr

11am-12pm: And if we were building peace altogether? Podium at Place de l’église This show looks at peace and reconciliation between people, inviting young French, German and American people to act together and heal historical wounds. Who better than these young people to express the hope of no longer knowing these dark times of the war and to not forget that peace needs to be cultivated now and for time to come. Free - Association des Amis de la Maison de la Paix - mail@maisondelapaix-normandie.org www.maisondelapaix-normandie.org

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4] 2.30pm: Discovery of the Liberation of Pont-l’Evêque We invite the public to enjoy a guided tour to discover the history of the first hours of the liberation of Pont-l’Evêque. Free - Town of Pont-l’Evêque - 02 31 64 89 33 - lesdominicaines@pontleveque.fr www.lesdominicaines.com

PORT-EN-BESSIN [C3]

5pm: International ceremony for Peace - Stage at Place de l’église In the presence of American and German veterans, local children will glorify peace. This ceremony is at the heart of the activities of June 7th 2014. Friendship, fraternity, links between people are the values transmitted by the young participants. A symbolic rendezvous where emotion and peace take meaning and form. For sharing. Free Baie du Cotentin Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 21 00 33 tourisme@ccbdc.fr - www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

4pm-6pm: Liberation parade Convoy of historical vehicles used in the D-Day landings (subject to confirmation). Veterans will travel in cars accompanied by a fanfare. Free - 47 Royal Marine Commando Association/Town of Port en Bessin - www.47commando.org.uk

RANVILLE [E4] Remembrance for the future Commemoration of the Normandy landings and 10th anniversary of the Franco-German Twinning. Commemorations at Longueval, 10.30am. 4pm: 10th anniversary of the twinning with a German

Starting at 7pm: Liberty banquet - Covered market The Liberty banquet is a tradition in Sainte-Mère-Église. The event brings together American veterans, international parachutists, 22

JUNE TINCHEBRAY [C6]

elected officials, local families and tourists. €29 - €19 - Free Amis des Vétérans Américains - contact@avanormandy.org www.avanormandie.org

8.30pm: Screening of a documentary followed by a debate and exchange of accounts - Salle Augustin Garnier Screening of archive images of the 28th and 30th American divisions around Tinchebray at the time of the liberation of the villages of Larchamp, Beauchene and Tinchebray. The second part of the evening features a conference hosted by local historians, with eyewitness accounts from people who lived through the events. Large programme of film evenings (June 14th to 21st). Free Tinchebray Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 64 23 55 maison.pays.tinchebray@wanadoo.fr - www.cdcdupaysdetinchebray.fr

11pm: Fireworks display - Place de l’église (Subject to confirmation) Fireworks display, music and light show on the historical site of the place de l’Eglise in Sainte-Mère-Église. Site renowned for the famous US paratrooper John Steele caught on the church bell tower in the night of June 5th-June 6th 1944. Free Sainte-Mère-Église Town hall - www.saintemereeglise.fr

SANNERVILLE [E4] 11am-10.30pm: Sannerville 1944-2014: Youth, Peace and Europe Ceremony attended by veterans and soldiers of the British Third Infantry Division. Barbecue open to the public (booking required, €6). Parachute jump over the drop zone with Pathfinder Group Europe. Parade of military Jeeps and war period vehicles in the town. Screening of the film “Goodwood”. Show “80 days for Liberty”. Firework display (subject to confirmation). €7 seated €4 standing - Free for children under 10 - Sannerville Town hall 02 31 23 32 57 - mairie.sannerville@orange.fr

VIMOUTIERS [F5] 10am-11pm: Les Camembertises, a Taste of Camembert Country 6th edition of the festival: Liberation. June 7th, 8th and 9th: Three days of events in Camembert country - exhibitions, walks - on donkeys, bicycles, on foot - visits to gardens, cider producers, farms, etc. Entrance to most concerts and sites is free. Certain events may incur a charge. Until June 9th 2014 - Pays du camembert Tourist Office - 02 33 67 49 42 - ot.paysducamembert@orange.fr www.camembertises.com - www.tourismecamembert.fr

SÉES [F7]

Sunday June 8th

9pm: Concert for Liberty - Cathedral To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the Regional Orchestra of Basse-Normandie will offer a musical evening with a spectacular choir and orchestra to celebrate Peace and Freedom. Free - Orchestre Régional de BasseNormandie - 02 31 82 05 00 - contact@orchestrenormandie.com www.orchestrenormandie.com

BAYEUX [C4] 11am: Liberation parade - Grande Rue As part of the Normandy D-Day Festival. Following in the footsteps of the XXXth British Corps, more than 150 period vehicles will travel along the main street of the first town to be liberated. An original, historic parade for everyone to pay tribute to the British liberators. Free Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES [D4] 10am-5.30pm: Le Val de Seulles remembers: remembrance ceremonies Several remembrance ceremonies in the presence of the remaining witnesses and veterans will be held around the Val de Seulles area. 10am: Verrières. 11am: Lingèvres. 4pm: Audrieu. 4.30pm: Tessel. 4.45pm: Saint-Pierre. 5.30pm: Tilly-sur-Seulles. Free - Town councils involved - 06 07 59 46 02 - association@tilly1944.com www.tilly1944.com

5pm-6pm: Bessin sings for peace and reconciliation - NotreDame Cathedral Songs, harmonic music and spoken texts about peace, freedom and the reconciliation of the peoples and individuals of Europe and the world. Free - La Chorale Gourmande - 02 31 92 19 91 jacques.nicolle.bataille@wanadoo.fr

2pm: The role of Native Indians in the Second World War Cadence community centre A Comanche delegation will present its tribe’s culture and the role of the Code Talkers on June 6th 1944 and during the Second World War. Presence of many descendants of the Code Talkers and native American veterans, including Charles Chay, who landed on Omaha Beach on June 6th with the Big Red One. Free Association Tilly 1944 - 06 07 59 46 02 - association@tilly1944.com www.tilly1944.com

BERNIÈRES-SUR-MER [D4] 9am-1pm: Remembrance Walk Walk the path taken by the Queen’s Own Rifles, the Fort Garry Horse and the Régiment de La Chaudière on June 6th 1944. Passing through Bény-sur-Mer, Basly, Anguerny and Anisy. Free - Westlake Brothers Souvenir - siskocol@gmail.com http://westlakebrothers.free.fr/spip/

Starting at 8.30pm: The Val de Seulles remembers - Stadium Jazz concert (two groups, including the Melon Jazz Band) with the participation of traditional Comanche dancers and singers at the stadium, then fireworks (subject to confirmation) followed by a ball. Free - Chamber of commerce of Val de Seulles, Tilly-surSeulles town council and Association Tilly 1944 - 06 07 59 46 02 association@tilly1944.com - www.tilly1944.com

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JUNE FÉCAMP [F2]

CAEN [D4]

3pm: 39-45 tour- In front of the Cap Fagnet signal station A slide show and the visit of two blockhouses allow the visitor to discover the extent of the protection system installed at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour gives access, via a hiking trail, to the "German military hospital", a place dug out of the rock for which there are no records of how it was used; €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

3pm: 2014 Tattoo of Freedom Parade - Departure Place Fontette As part of the international festival of military music, the Liberty Tattoo, see all the participants from the show at the Zenith in a parade through the streets of Caen. Leaves from Place Fontette at 3pm. Ends at the Caen Hippodrome for the mass band grand finale. The motorised troops of the Garde Républicaine will lead the way! Free - D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee infotattoo2014@orange.fr - www.tattoodelaliberte.com

LA FIÈRE [B3] 9am-11am: Parachute Display Parachute jump (subject to confirmation) of 50 parachutists from 450 m altitude, from a C-47 W7 43 30652. This aeroplane, based at Geneseo in the state of New York, dropped the parachutists from the 505th PIR of the 82nd airborne division, to the west of Sainte-MèreÉglise on June 6th 1944. Free - Sainte-Mère-Église and Picauville www.libertyjumpteam.org

8pm: 2014 Tattoo of Freedom - Zenith The Tattoo of Freedom is an international festival of military music, unique to Normandy, which brings together around 500 Belgian, Canadian, Danish, American, French, British, Norwegian, Dutch and Polish musicians for a show lasting 2 and a half hours 30 at the Zenith in Caen to celebrate liberty rediscovered in music! €20 to €25 - D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee infotattoo2014@orange.fr - www.tattoodelaliberte.com

MÉAUTIS-CARENTAN [B4] 11.30pm: Cinema-theatre, guided visit by night and camp reconstruction - Bloody Gulch Memorial, Manoir de Donville Cinema-theatre show with guided night-time visits of the battle field and reconstituted camp (school, shelter, grocery shop, museum) telling the story of the night of June 5th and the morning of June 6th 1944, experienced by the civilian couple living in the manor, with an interactive visit of the battlefield and its ruins with actors and vehicles. Jazz concert depending on the programme. See website). €8 - Bloody Gulch Memorial and the Petit Coupeville theatre company - 02 33 42 03 22 - feuardent.franck@neuf.fr www.manoirdedonville.com

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] 11am: Commemoration of the Battle of Normandy in graphic novel form - Chapiteaux Festival du livre de jeunesse on the green beach As part of the festival, school children and the general public are given the opportunity to meet with the authors of the graphic novels series "Normandie 44", including J. B. Dijan, and the editor and historian of note, I Bournier. This series made up of five albums, tells the story of the landings of the allied forces on all the Normandy beaches, mixing individual’s own personal stories with history. Free Festival du livre de littérature jeunesse et de bandes dessinées de Cherbourg - 06 60 70 54 19 - helene.dargagnon@gmail.com www.festivaldulivre.com

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE [E4] 10.30am-12pm: Religious Service for Peace - Merville Battery Site Open air religious service with Catholic priests, and Anglican and Lutheran ministers. Free - Franco-British Association for the Management of the Merville Battery - 06 72 63 87 51 direction-batteriemerville@orange.fr - www.batterie-merville.com

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4] 9pm-6am: The Landing Ball - Parc de l’Edit Ball held in the marquee in the Parc de l’EDIT, with Canadian or English orchestra and music and decorations from the time of the landings. Associations from Courseulles will put on dance displays and take part in the event. €5 - UCIA Courseulles - 06 74 88 21 86 contact@ucia-courseulles.fr - www.ucia-courseulles.fr

ROTS [D4] 10am: Le Relais de la Mémoire in Rots: Canadian Day The Church of Saint-Germain then at the Stela of the Canadians, Chemin de la Cavée A scheme for passing memories on to and by the young, bringing together children from 5 nations together with veterans, with meetings every 5 years. Paying tribute to the Canadians who liberated Rots with the Amicale du Régiment de la Chaudière (friends of the regiment), a delegation from the current regiment and a group of young Canadians from a school in Ontario. Free - Rots Town hall - 02 31 26 50 54 - mairiederots@wanadoo.fr - www.rots.fr

CREULLY [D4] 10am-6pm: Air show "The aeroplanes from the June 6th 1944" - Regional Aeromodelling stadium Airborne display of flying models of the aeroplanes that took part in the Battle of Normandy. Over 100 European pilots from Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain and France will attend this exceptional international event set to take place at the site of the old ALG - B9 aerodrome, where the Canadian Typhoons were based in 1944. Free - Bessin Aero Model Club - 02 31 37 59 60 r.belledent@wanadoo.fr - www.amcb.jimdo.com

SAINT-GABRIEL-BRÉCY [D4] 3pm: Three months with the English - Prieuré Saint-Gabriel In her diary, Marcelle Fauchier Delavigne recalls the day to day unfolding of the liberation of Normandy. Involved in the life of the 24

JUNE students at the Horticultural Centre at the Saint-Gabriel Priory, she intermingles these experiences with the life of the English troops and news from the front. The dramatisation brings the period to life, with accompanying sound. €8 - Free - Association culturelle du Prieuré Saint-Gabriel - 06 89 45 71 63 - claudie.f-d@orange.fr www.prieuresaintgabriel.fr

Monday June 9th AZEVILLE [B3] 7.15pm: Azeville, June 9th: History of the Atlantic Wall The Azeville gun battery 7.15pm: Inauguration of the exhibition “The life of a German garrison” and presentation of the structure. 7.45pm: Lecture by a historian on the German occupation of Normandy 1940-1947. 8.30pm: Picnic with music from the 1940s. Bring your own picnic / food available for purchase. 10pm: Open-air screening: A film recounting the construction of the Atlantic Wall. Free - Manche General Council - 02 33 40 63 05 - musee.azeville@manche.fr www.patrimoine.manche.fr

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3] 9.30am: Commemorative parachuting from DC-3/C47 aeroplanes - La Fière Commemorative parachuting from Douglas DC-3/C47 aeroplanes from the Round Canopy Parachuting Team (subject to confirmation). Free - Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc - www.daksover normandy.com

BANVILLE [D4]

10am-6pm: International Parachuting - La Fière The not-to-be missed annual show, part of the June 6th festivities: mass military and civilian parachute jump. Several nationalities will be represented (United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands, etc.) on the historic site of La Fière (drop zone in 1944). The parachute jump will precede the official ceremony that takes place on the same site, at the Monument Iron Mike. Food and music available on site all day. Free - Sainte-Mère-Église Town hall www.saintemereeglise.fr

3pm: Water - the source of victory: For a few gallons Meeting point: Car park at the entrance to Banville on the route de Reviers A scientific, musical, storytelling walk through history. They were twenty-years old and when you’re twenty you dance! Along the banks of the river Seulles to the sounds of the jazz music of their era and ours. €7.50 - €3.50 - Free - Family ticket €18. Le dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie - 02 31 08 05 84 contact@leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr

Tribute to the 1944 paratroopers - Place de l’église The monument entitled "Homage to 1944 Airborne Paratroopers Hommage aux troupes aéroportées de 1944" will be unveiled at the Place de l’église de Sainte-Mère-Église in remembrance of the soldiers that parachuted onto the site of La Fière with numerous VIPs. Free - Friends of the American Veterans - contact@avanormandy.org www.avanormandie.org

CAEN [D4] 3pm: 2014 Tattoo of Freedom - Zenith The Tattoo of Freedom is an international festival of military music, unique to Normandy, which brings together around 500 Belgian, Canadian, Danish, American, French, British, Norwegian, Dutch and Polish musicians for a show lasting 2 and a half hours 30 at the Zenith in Caen to celebrate liberty rediscovered in music! €20 - €25 - D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee infotattoo2014@orange.fr - www.tattoodelaliberte.com

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES [D4] 9.30am-6pm: The 6th Battle of Normandy book fair - around the Battle Museum at Tilly-sur-Seulles This book fair brings together a dozen of specialised editors, around forty French and foreign authors plus many veterans and a dozen French and British book sellers who will introduce themselves, sign and sell their work on the theme of the 6 June 1944 landings and the Battle of Normandy. Free - Association Tilly 1944 - 06 07 59 46 02 association@tilly1944.com - www.tilly1944.com

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] 4pm: Concert for Freedom - Gare Transatlantique As part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the Basse-Normandie regional orchestra presents a major concert of choral and orchestral works as part of an evening of music to celebrate peace and freedom. Free - Basse-Normandie regional orchestra - 02 31 82 05 00 - contact@orchestrenormandie.com www.orchestrenormandie.com

12pm-6pm: Liberation convoy, retracing the 30th British Corps from Bayeux to Tilly-sur-Seulles - fairground, post office car park Collectors and re-enactors pay tribute to the British liberators with a public showing of the British equipment and vehicles used in the summer of 1944. Over one hundred vehicles will retrace the route followed by their glorious elders from Bayeux to Tilly-surSeulles (subject to confirmation). Free - Association Tilly 1944 06 07 59 46 02 - association@tilly1944.com - www.tilly1944.com

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT [B3] 11am: Tribute to the Comanche Code talkers - Utah Beach next to the museum A tribute to the Comanche Code Talkers, and more generally speaking all the American Indians who fought for the liberation of Europe, held on Utah Beach with a delegation of the Comanche Nation and the Comanche Indian Veteran Association. A traditional Comanche ceremony with traditional dancers. Free - Utah Beach and Tilly-surSeulles museums - 06 07 59 46 02 - association@tilly1944.com www.tilly1944.com

TOUROUVRE [G7] 10am-6pm: Normandy Day - Les Muséales Local members of the Haut Perche CDC propose a day of festivities to commemorate D-Day. Events include: Period music played by the Randonnai brass band, an exhibition of vehicles from the era, a giant picnic, games etc. Free - Les Muséales de Tourouvre - 02 33 25 55 55 mefactourouvre@orange.fr - www.hautperche.fr/muséales 25


JUNE SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3]

Wednesday June 11th

9am-sunset: Tandem parachute jump - In front of the Cotentin farm museum Tandem parachute jump with the firm A2 Parachutisme, open to all from 10 years up. Departure from the Cherbourg-Maupertus airport, freefall parachute jump over Sainte-Mère-Église, landing at SainteMère-Église in front of the Cotentin farm museum. €365 per jump Cotentin bay tourist office - Sainte-Mère-Église - 02 33 21 00 33 tourisme@ccbdc.fr - www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6 €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

11am: Concert: The Glenn Project + Les Moulinex + Overlord - Place de l’église An exceptional concert! Three groups (The Glenn Project, Les Moulinex and Overlord) take you back to the musical sounds of the 1940s and 1950s. A mix of jazz and French songwriting for a festive, fun, family-friendly event. Free - Comité des Fêtes de Sainte-MèreEglise - www.sainte-mere-eglise.info - www.camionjazz.com

5pm-8pm: Prison memories "The prisons of Caen" This conference is divided into 3 parts: the first provides an overview of prisons’ history, the second presents the history of the Caen prisons and the third pays tribute to the members of the resistance imprisoned in these structures under the Vichy regime and during the Landings. This period is covered in the “Prison Memories” lecture presented by Mr. Alonzo, lecturer at the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration Pénitentiaire (prison guard training college). Free - Administration Pénitentiaire - 02 31 26 42 16 frederic.lenoir@justice.fr

TRÉVIÈRES [C4] Commemoration of the liberation of Trévières The town of Trévières was liberated on June 9th 1944 by American troops. Events to commemorate this anniversary: Ceremony at the war memorial, military parades, meals at Trévières with local residents. Free - Trévières Town hall - 02 31 22 50 44 mairie-trevieres@voila.fr - www.trevieres.eu

CONDÉ-SUR-NOIREAU [D6] 3pm: Guided visit of the town - bombing and reconstruction L’Atelier (Municipal Media Library) The town of Condé-sur-Noireau was 95% destroyed in a series of bombing raids - 26 in total! This visit will allow visitors to explore a model showing what the town was like before the bombing and how it was rebuilt. Free - Pays de Condé et de la Durance Tourist Office 02 31 69 27 64 - tourisme.conde-sur-noireau@orange-business.fr www.officedetourisme-conde-sur-noireau.blogspot.fr

Tuesday June 10th DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4] 8.30pm: "Civilians in the Battle of Normandy" - Les Logis de la Baronnie Conference by Françoise Passera (research engineer, University of Caen Basse-Normandie) and Jean Quellien (emeritus professor of contemporary history, University of Caen BasseNormandie). Free - Douvres-la-Délivrande - 02 31 36 24 24 museeradardouvres@gmail.com - www.douvres-la-delivrande.fr

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4] 7pm: An evening of readings & testimony - Les Logis de la Baronnie "Marque Page" (“Bookmark”) - theatrical readings by the theatre troop D’Rôle de Compagnie, followed by a buffet dinner at 8pm. Free- Douvresla-Délivrande - 02 31 36 24 24 - museeradardouvres@gmail.com www.douvres-la-delivrande.fr

GRANVILLE [A5]

OUISTREHAM [E4]

6pm: Conference “1944, Eisenhower in Jullouville” - Agora Speaker: Mr Bernard Bourget, Emeritus General Engineer of Bridges, Waters and Forest, member of the Manche archaeology and history society. Granville section of the Manche archaeology and history society. Free - Municipal Tourist Office - 02 33 91 30 03 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

8.30pm: KINO-D.DAY - Le Cabieu Kino-D.DAY is a residency for international audiovisual creations during which a director must "shoot, edit and screen" their short film on the "Battle of Normandy and surrounding events" in no more than 120 hours. The general public is invited to see these films at five truly spectacular screenings at historical sites, followed by the opportunity to meet the directors of the films shown. Free - Landing Production/ Le Cabieu cinema - 02 31 97 39 52 cinemalecabieu@wanadoo.fr - www.kinodday.com

OUISTREHAM [E4] 2.30pm: Guided walk on Sword Beach, retracing the steps of the commandos - The memorial flame to the French commandos Guided visit on the theme of the occupation and liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the N°4 Anglo-French commando which liberated the town. Free - Ouistreham tourist office 02 31 97 18 63 - info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

ROTS [D4] 4.30pm: Le Relais de la Mémoire in Rots: Rots Liberation Day - Stela of the 46th RMC, chemin du Hamel A scheme for passing memories on to and by the young, bringing together children from 5 nations together with veterans, with 26

JUNE meetings every 5 years. Tribute to the British liberators from the 46th RMC, with veterans, their families and young French, English, American, Canadian and German people welcomed to Rots. Free Rots Town hall - 02 31 26 50 54 - mairiederots@wanadoo.fr www.rots.fr

cemetery in La Cambe. Free - Rots Town hall - 02 31 26 50 54 mairiederots@wanadoo.fr - www.rots.fr

FRÉNOUVILLE [E4] 2pm: "Living and reliving Val ès dunes 1940-1944" Testimony - Community centre The Val ès dunes tourist office is putting on theatrical readings of the events which happened in the area during the war, at local libraries and schools. These include accounts of the Airan derailing and resistance in 1942, supply, bombings, destruction, 1944 battle, liberation. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office - 02 31 85 38 82 contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

Thursday June 12th CAEN [D4] 2pm-5pm : Prison memories “The prisons of Caen” This conference is divided into 3 parts: the first provides an overview of prisons’ history, the second presents the history of the Caen prisons and the third pays tribute to the members of the resistance imprisoned in these structures under the Vichy regime and during the Landings. This period is covered in the “Prison Memories” lecture presented by Mr. Alonzo, lecturer at the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration Pénitentiaire (prison guard training college). Free - Administration Pénitentiaire - 02 31 26 42 16 frederic.lenoir@justice.fr

TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE [C5] 5pm: Commemorative ceremony - Carrefour central du 12 juin 1944 Ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the central crossroads in Torigni. Hanging a plaque on the house where General de Gaulle’s housekeeper lived, 26 rue Notre Dame. Commune - 02 33 56 71 44 - mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

8.30pm: KINO-D.DAY - Pierre Daure amphitheatre - Caen University - Campus 1 Kino-D.DAY is a residency for international audiovisual creations during which a director must "shoot, edit and screen" their short film on the "Battle of Normandy and surrounding events" in no more than 120 hours. The general public is invited to see these films at five truly spectacular screenings at historical sites. Free - Landing Production www.kinodday.com

Friday June 13th AUDRIEU [D4] Vigil of remembrance - Community centre These cross-generational events are held by classes, schools, clubs and veterans and coordinated by the towns and villages hosting the event. Its aim is to pass on the memories of the older generation to future generations. With residents who witnessed the events of the time in Audrieu, Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite, Loucelles, Carcagny. Free - Audrieu Town hall - association@tilly1944.com

8.30pm: Overlord - La Fermeture Éclair theatre Staging the bloody reality of the war with a god of war who is part a antique hero and part a computer playing teenager, Overlord is a humorous yet touching play, despite its dramatic premise, and the mise-en-abîme of the geopolitical stakes makes them hilariously easy to understand. A theatre production for everyone, from school children to adults. €10 - €8 - Amavada- 02 31 83 20 35 contact@amavada.com - www.amavada.com

BAYEUX [C4] 7pm: Theatre - Summer ‘44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital- Allée des Augustines (in front of the Bayeux Tapestry gate) Summer ’44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were transformed into makeshift hospitals. The town treated and housed thousands of injured people... With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014. €7.50 - €3 - Free. General Hospital - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] 6.30pm: "The price of freedom" conference cycle - Town Hall, Council room "The price of freedom" aims to draw out the complexities of the liberation through less familiar themes. For this second conference in the cycle, Stéphane Lamache, author of "La Normandie américaine", will speak on the theme of relationships between the people of Cherbourg and America from the liberation onwards. Free Liberation Museum - 02 33 23 39 30 - musees@ville-cherbourg.fr www.ville-cherbourg.fr

BOURGUÉBUS [D4] 8.30pm: Streamer "To my father, for his father" - Community centre Questioning the present, honouring the dead and the survivors of the Battle of Normandy: Plaine Sud invites you to an exceptional project “Streamer”. A postman in Trévières, Mr. Robert Boulard, member of the resistance, was killed in the Caen prison on June 6th 1944. Haunted by his memory, his direct descendant Régis Boulard, engages in an intimate and historical introspection. €5 - Plaine Sud de Caen - 06 81 23 83 05 - inactu@gmail.com www.plaine-sud-de-caen.com

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER [C3] 2pm: The “Relais de la Mémoire à Rots” - Objective 2044 Colleville cemetery / La Cambe cemetery A scheme for passing memories on to and by the young, bringing together children from 5 nations together with veterans, with meetings every 5 years. A gathering of children, veterans and their families at Colleville-sur-Mer to renew their promise to return in 2044. Followed by a time of contemplation at the German 27


JUNE CAEN [D4]

9pm: First ringing of the Bell of Peace and Liberty - Bayeux Cathedral To commemorate the anniversary of General de Gaulle’s first speech in France after the liberation, the Bell of Peace will be rung for the first time in the city of Bayeux on Saturday June 14th at 9pm. Free Association Cloche de la paix et de la liberté pour la Cathédrale de Bayeux (ACCBA) - www.clochebayeux6juin2014.blogspot.com

8.30pm: Overlord - La Fermeture Éclair theatre Staging the bloody reality of the war with a god of war who is part a antique hero and part a computer playing teenager, Overlord is a humorous yet touching play, despite its dramatic premise, and the mise-en-abîme of the geopolitical stakes makes them hilariously easy to understand. A theatre production for everyone, from school children to adults. €10 - €8 - Amavada- 02 31 83 20 35 contact@amavada.com - www.amavada.com

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) As part of the Normandy D-Day Festival. A new event in the cathedral’s calendar offers a journey into the heart of Freedom. This night-time extravaganza will see the sumptuous cathedral lit up in a rainbow of colour and offer a dramatic portrayal of the monumental Liberty tree (1797). The very latest in sound and light technology bring you freedom as you have never seen it before! Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4] 8.30pm: "Impact of the radars and counter-measures on the development of World War II and the success of the D-Day Landings" - Les Logis de la Baronnie Round table organised by the "Friends of the Radar Museum" association in partnership with the town of Douvres La Délivrande, with the participation of the "Guerrelec" association and various European scientists. Free - Douvres-la-Délivrande - 02 31 36 24 24 museeradardouvres@gmail.com - www.douvres-la-delivrande.fr

CAEN [D4] 5pm: Overlord - La Fermeture Éclair theatre Staging the bloody reality of the war with a god of war who is part a antique hero and part a computer playing teenager, Overlord is a humorous yet touching play, despite its dramatic premise, and the mise-en-abîme of the geopolitical stakes makes them hilariously easy to understand. A theatre production for everyone, from school children to adults. €10 - €8 - Amavada- 02 31 83 20 35 contact@amavada.com - www.amavada.com

ROTS [D4] 8.30pm: “Chronic of a scorching summer - from my village of Rots” - Centre d’Animations A scheme for passing memories on to and by the young, bringing together children from 5 nations together with veterans, with meetings every 5 years. Launch of the book published from the diary kept in 1944 by a young witness to the liberation of Rots author due to attend. Free - Rots Town hall - 02 31 26 50 54 mairiederots@wanadoo.fr - www.rots.fr

FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: Waves of war - Cap Fagnet car park Discover this mysterious site, dug into the chalk during the Second World War: "The German military hospital". By torchlight, explore the area through an audio fiction written and produced by Pascal Rueff with support from the town of Fécamp, the SeineMaritime department and the DRAC Haute-Normandie. €5 - €3 Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

Saturday June 14th ARROMANCHES [D3] 8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” Church Concert with the Saint-George Choir (Anglican Church of Paris) as part of the sacred songs festival held at various locations emblematic of the landings, with artists from the countries involved in these historic events. €10 - €6 - Free - ADTLB - 02 31 22 17 44 adtlb@orange.fr - www.bessin-animations.com

GRANDCAMP-MAISY [C3] 6.15pm: 70th anniversary of the return of General de Gaulle Stela Place de la République Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s visit to Grandcamp-les-Bains. June 14th 1944 marked the historic return of General de Gaulle to France after 4 years of exile in England. 6.15pm: Commemorative ceremony at Grandcamp. 9pm: Te Deum, Bayeux Cathedral. Free - Grandcamp-Maisy Town hall - 02 31 22 64 34 - grandcamp-maisy@wanadoo.fr - www.grandcamp-maisy.fr and D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee - 02 31 92 00 26 lb.debarquement@wanadoo.fr - www.memorial-pegasus.org

BAYEUX [C4] 2.30pm: 70th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s return to France June 14th 1944 marked the historic return of General de Gaulle to France after 4 years of exile in England. 2.30pm: Commemorative ceremony at Bayeux, followed by Isigny and Grandcamp. 9pm: Te Deum, Bayeux Cathedral. Free - D-Day Landing Committee - 02 31 92 00 26 - lb.debarquement@wanadoo.fr - www.memorial-pegasus.org

GRAYE-SUR-MER [D4]

8.30pm: Concert featuring the Melon Jazz Band - Salle SaintLaurent (Subject to confirmation) A concert of jazz standards from the era covered by the Melon Jazz Band. Part of the international basketball tournament organised by C.S. Bayeux Basket. €8 - €5 - CS Bayeux Basket - 02 14 08 52 44 70eme@bayeux-basket.com - www.bayeux-basket.com

11am: 70th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s return to France June 14th 1944 marked the historic return of General de Gaulle to France after 4 years of exile in England. 11am: Commemorative ceremony at the Cross of Lorraine in Graye-Courseulles, followed 28

JUNE VIERVILLE-SUR-MER [C3]

by Bayeux, Isigny, Grandcamp. 9pm: Te Deum, Bayeux Cathedral. Free - D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee - 02 31 92 00 26 lb.debarquement@wanadoo.fr - www.memorial-pegasus.org

2pm: Streamer "To my father, for his father" - Community centre Questioning the present, honouring the dead and the survivors of the Battle of Normandy: Plaine Sud invites you to an exceptional project “Streamer”. A postman in Trévières, Mr. Robert Boulard, member of the resistance, was killed in the Caen prison on June 6th 1944. Haunted by his memory, his direct descendant Régis Boulard, engages in an intimate and historical introspection. Free - Plaine Sud de Caen - 06 81 23 83 05 - inactu@gmail.com www.plaine-sud-de-caen.com

ISIGNY-SUR-MER [B4] 5.30pm: 70th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s return to France June 14th 1944 marked the historic return of General de Gaulle to France after 4 years of exile in England. 5.30pm: Commemorative ceremony at Isigny, then Grandcamp. 9pm: Te Deum, Bayeux Cathedral. Free - D-Day Landing Commemoration Committee - 02 31 92 00 26 lb.debarquement@wanadoo.fr - www.memorial-pegasus.org

ROTS [D4]

Sunday June 15th

3pm: Le Relais de la Mémoire in Rots: Tree of the Future ceremony - Esplanade de la mairie A scheme for passing memories on to and by the young, bringing together children from 5 nations together with veterans, with meetings every 5 years. Gathering of children from 5 nations, veterans, their families and the general public to place messages of peace in a new branch of the Tree of the Future. Free - Rots Town hall - 02 31 26 50 24 - mairiederots@wanadoo.fr - www.rots.fr

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3] 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm: "History and Memoirs" book fair Community centre As part of the week of commemoration and festivities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the liberation, the Cotentin CDC is holding its 6th annual "History and Memoirs" book fair, presenting works on the landings and the Second World War, historical works as well as historical novels and regional works. Free Baie du Cotentin Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 21 00 33 tourisme@ccbdc.fr - www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

SAINTE-HONORINE-LA-CHARDONNE [D6] 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings and 10th anniversary of the Aviators Stela - Stela - War Memorial Community centre Ecumenical ceremony, commemoration at the stela erected in memory of the two aviators - one English, one American - who died in the town in 1944, with members of their families, flag bearers, children, jeep collectors, brass band etc. Sainte-Honorinela-Chardonne - 02 33 96 10 94 - sainte.honorine.la.chardonne@ wanadoo.fr

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER [C3] 8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” Church Concert with the Maitrise des Pays de La Loire as part of the sacred songs festival held at various locations emblematic of the landings, with artists from the countries involved in these historic events. €10 - €6 - Free - ADTLB - 02 31 22 17 44 - adtlb@orange.fr www.bessin-animations.com

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3] 2pm-6pm: "History and Memoirs" book fair - Community centre As part of the week of commemoration and festivities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the liberation, the Cotentin CDC is holding its 6th annual "History and Memoirs" book fair, presenting works on the landings and the Second World War, historical works as well as historical novels and regional works. Free Baie du Cotentin Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 21 00 33 tourisme@ccbdc.fr - www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

Monday June 16th CREULLY [D4] 8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” Château Conference: “Accounts of war, accounts of peace”. Free - ADTLB 02 31 22 17 44 - adtlb@orange.fr - www.bessin-animations.com

TRÉVIÈRES [C4]

Tuesday June 17th

9pm: Streamer “To my father, for his father” - Cinema Questioning the present, honouring the dead and the survivors of the Battle of Normandy: Plaine Sud invites you to an exceptional project “Streamer”. A postman in Trévières, Mr. Robert Boulard, member of the resistance, was killed in the Caen prison on June 6th 1944. Haunted by his memory, his direct descendant Régis Boulard, engages in an intimate and historical introspection. €5 - Plaine Sud de Caen - 06 81 23 83 05 - inactu@gmail.com - www.plaine-sudde-caen.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com 29


JUNE

JUNE

OUISTREHAM [E4]

BAYEUX [C4]

CRÉPON [D4]

2.30pm: Guided walk on Sword Beach, retracing the steps of the commandos - the memorial flame to the French commandos Guided visit on the theme of the occupation and liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the N°4 Anglo-French commando which liberated the town. €4 - Tourist Office - 02 31 97 18 63 info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” Church Concert with the baroque music ensemble Les Voyageurs (France) as part of the sacred songs festival held at various locations emblematic of the landings, with artists from the countries involved in these historic events. €10 - €6 - Free - ADTLB - 02 31 22 17 44 adtlb@orange.fr - www.bessin-animations.com

PORT-EN-BESSIN [C3]

6.30pm: "The price of freedom" conference cycle - Town Hall, Council room In the third “The price of freedom” conference, Julia Torrie, Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas de Fredericton, NewBrunswick, author of “For their own good: Civilians evacuations in Germany and France”, will present the organisation and execution of the evacuations of Cherbourg residents under the occupation and during the liberation. Free - Liberation Museum - 02 33 23 39 30 musees@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2]

8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” Community centre Conference: “Accounts of war, accounts of peace”. Free - ADTLB 02 31 22 17 44 - adtlb@orange.fr - www.bessin-animations.com

Wednesday June 18th CAEN [D4]

GRANVILLE [A5]

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6 €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

2.30pm-7pm: Tour of Normandy in period vehicles - Place Fontaine Bedeau A touring rally in period vehicles, the Tour of Normandy will depart from the tour village, Granville, where you can take part in a variety of events with local tradespeople and businesses, an exhibition of vintage vehicles and music. Free - Historic Vehicles Tour of Normandy - 02 33 91 30 03 - www.tourdenormandie.com

GRAYE-SUR-MER [D4]

ISIGNY-SUR-MER [B4]

8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” - Church Concert with the singer Emilie Mory and baroque music ensemble (Canada) as part of the sacred songs festival held at various locations emblematic of the landings, with artists from the countries involved in these historic events. €10 - €6 - Free - ADTLB - 02 31 22 17 44 adtlb@orange.fr - www.bessin-animations.com

8.45pm: Festival “Sacred voices, the ways of freedom” - Church Concert with the children’s choir of the Cathedral of Paderborn (Germany) as part of the sacred songs festival held at various locations emblematic of the landings, with artists from the countries involved in these historic events. €10 - €6 - Free - ADTLB - 02 31 22 17 44 adtlb@orange.fr - www.bessin-animations.com

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES [D4]

MONTEBOURG [B3]

5pm: Ceremony of remembrance for the civilian victims of the battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles - In front of the Battle Museum in Tilly-sur-Seulles Free - Tilly-sur-Seulles Town hall - 06 07 59 46 02 - association@ tilly1944.com - www.tilly1944.com

8.30pm: The Voices of Freedom - Community centre We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting. Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 - theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

Vigil of remembrance - Cadence community centre These cross-generational events are held by classes, schools, clubs and veterans and coordinated by the towns and villages hosting the event. Its aim is to pass on the memories of the older generation to future generations. With residents who witnessed the events of the time in Tilly-sur-Seulles, Bucéels, Lingèvres, Ellon. Free - Tilly-surSeulles Town hall - association@tilly1944.com

Friday June 20th BAYEUX [C4] 7pm: Theatre - Summer ‘44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital- Allée des Augustines (in front of the Bayeux Tapestry gate) Summer ’44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were transformed into makeshift hospitals. The town treated and housed thousands of injured people... With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014. €7.50 - €3 - Free - General Hospital - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

Thursday June 19th ALENÇON [E7] 8.30pm: German forces in Normandy - Hôtel du Département Talk by Valentin Schneider, a young university researcher from BasseNormandie who defended a thesis on the German occupation of Normandy in February 2013. Free - Orne General Council - www.orne.fr 30

exhibition of vintage vehicles and music. Free - Historic Vehicles Tour of Normandy - 02 31 37 46 80 - www.tourdenormandie.com

LISIEUX F4 8pm: Franco-German events - Parc de l’Evêché The Franco-German orchestra, made up of 90 musicians aged between 15 and 25 years from Lisieux and Lower Franconia, jointly conducted by Laurent Delanoë and Hermann Freibott, will present a musical programme as a sign of reconciliation. They will be accompanied by the Pays d’Auge youth ballet, under the artistic direction of Patricia Cottavoz. Free - Lintercom Lisieux-Pays d’AugeNormandie Conservatoire- 02 31 48 31 85 - icalus@lintercom.fr www.lintercom.fr

FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL [D4] Vigil of remembrance - Community centre These cross-generational events are held by classes, schools, clubs and veterans and coordinated by the towns and villages hosting the event. Its aim is to pass on the memories of the older generation to future generations. With residents who witnessed the events of the time in Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel, Cristot. Free - Fontenay-le-Pesnel Town hall - association@tilly1944.com

LIVAROT [F5] 10am-12.30pm: Conferences "June-August 1944: Liberation of the Pays d’Auge" - Le Parc Cinema Illustrated mini-conferences: F. Dutour; Y. Lecouturier: German repression in the Pays d’Auge from the landings to the end of the fighting in August; J. Coignard: Liberation of the canton of Livarot; J. Levêque: The lives of the inhabitants of Moutiers-Hubert during the Battle of Normandy. Followed by a debate moderated by: B. Noël. Free - Livarot Association of Local Authorities - 02 31 63 47 39 otlivarot@orange.fr - www.paysdelivarot.fr

SAINT-LÔ [B4] 5.30pm-7pm: Tour of Normandy in Vintage Vehicles National Stables A touring rally in period vehicles, the Tour of Normandy will stop at the Haras National (national stables) in Saint Lô where you can attend an exhibition of vintage vehicles and a music concert. Free - Historic Vehicles Tour of Normandy - 02 14 29 00 17 www.tourdenormandie.com

Sunday June 22nd COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4]

Saturday June 21st

9.30am-12.30pm: Tour of Normandy in period vehicles Place de Gaulle A touring rally in period vehicles, the Tour of Normandy will pass through the tour village of Courseulles/Mer where you can take part in a variety of events with local tradespeople and businesses, an exhibition of vintage vehicles and music. Free - Historic Vehicles Tour of Normandy - 02 31 37 46 80 - www.tourdenormandie.com

AMFREVILLE [E4] 7.30pm: Water - the source of victory: For every man his cup - Town hall car park, Le Plain A scientific, musical, storytelling walk through history (set to jazz music). The man’s hands grip his cup. In the clear light of the evening, the water is a mirror in which the man glimpses himself fleetingly, just the time to wonder how he is still here. Then he drinks and sleeps, as tomorrow may well be just as long as the today he has just lived. €7.50 - €3.50 - Free - Family ticket €18. Le dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie - 02 31 08 05 84 contact@leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr

FLERS [D6] 10am: A regional homage to the memory of the civilian victims of Lower-Normandy - Saint-Germain church, cemetery, town hall 10am: Inter-religious ceremony at the Saint-Germain church in Flers. 11.15am: Ceremony at the plot for civilian victims in the town cemetery: Reading of the list of civilian victims and towns which were bombed by school children, speeches, wreath laying by the local authorities. 12.30pm: reception at the town hall. Free - Normandie Mémoire - info@normandiememoire.com www.normandiememoire.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

SULLY [C4]

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4]

2.30pm: Water – the source of victory: La grande buanderie Meeting point: Château de Sully car park A scientific, musical, storytelling walk through history (set to contemporary classical music). The war did not spare artists. The shouts, the tumult, the sounds of life and death that emerged from this human adventure, can all be heard in the music of the

3pm-11pm: Tour of Normandy in period vehicles - Place de Gaulle A touring rally in period vehicles, the Tour of Normandy will pass through the tour village of Courseulles/Mer where you can take part in a variety of events with local tradespeople and businesses, an 31


JUNE OUISTREHAM [E4]

20th century composers. A man whistles as he washes his clothes. €7.50 - €3.50 - Free - Family ticket €18 - reservation recommended Le dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie - 02 31 08 05 84 contact@leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr

2.30pm: Guided walk on Sword Beach, retracing the steps of the commandos - the memorial flame to the French commandos Guided visit on the theme of the occupation and liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the N°4 Anglo-French commando which liberated the town. €4 - Tourist office - 02 31 97 18 63 info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

Monday June 23rd IFS [D4] 2pm: Ifs Memories of the Occupation and Liberation of the town - Esplanade du collège Senghor Children from primary and secondary schools, vocational colleges and after-school clubs, in particular those from Ifs, will publicly present what they have discovered about the occupation of Ifs and the Battle of Normandy in the town and to the south of Caen. Free Ifs - 02 31 35 27 27 - infos@ville-ifs.fr - www.ville-ifs.fr

Wednesday June 25th CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6 €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

8pm: Vigil - first-hand accounts of daily life in Ifs - 1939/postwar period - Town Hall An evening event lead by residents who lived through the occupation, the battle, the exodus and the liberation, based on a photo montage of archive documents and from individuals, as well as filmed testimony. A time to learn, discover, understand and think together, locally. Free - Ifs - 02 31 35 27 27 - infos@ville-ifs.fr www.ville-ifs.fr

Thursday June 26th BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

Tuesday June 24th AIRAN [E5] 2pm: "Living and reliving Val ès dunes 1940-1944" Testimony - Community centre The Val ès dunes tourist office is putting on theatrical readings of the events which happened in the area during the war, at local libraries and schools. These include accounts of the Airan derailing and resistance in 1942, supply, bombings, destruction, 1944 battle, liberation. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office - 02 31 85 38 82 contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] 6.30pm: "The price of freedom" conference cycle - Town Hall, Council room To close “The price of freedom” cycle of lectures, Michel Boivin, Professor of Contemporary History at Caen University, will give a talk entitled: “The purging of the Cherbourg agglomeration from the liberation and beyond.” Free - Liberation Museum - 02 33 23 39 30 musees@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

BAYEUX [C4]

Open-air dance to commemorate the liberation of the city Cherbourg city centre 26th June, the date on which the city of Cherbourg was liberated, at least two ships will be open to the general public and period vehicles will be on show around the docks. An open-air dance with professional band, followed by a firework display (subject to confirmation). Free - Cherbourg-Octeville Town hall - 02 33 87 89 19 www.ville-cherbourg.fr

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

LESSAY [A4]

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4]

8.30pm: Voices of Freedom - Cultural Space We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 - theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

8.30pm: "Cinematic representations of the 6th June 1944 landings: between history and fiction "The longest day" Les Logis de la Baronnie Conference by Jean Quellien, emeritus professor of contemporary history, University of Caen Basse-Normandie. This conference is proposed by the "La Baronnie" association in partnership with the town of Douvres-la-Délivrande. Free - Douvres-la32

JUNE CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2]

Délivrande - 02 31 36 24 24 - museeradardouvres@gmail.com www.douvres-la-delivrande.fr

From 2pm: Tunes in the basement - Espace René Lebas 28th June, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation, the music section of the Jacques-Prévert library is holding a day of celebrations including a guided tour of the Marine hospital under the occupation and the liberation at 2pm, a conference entitled “The Second World War in Song” at 3.30pm covering French song-writing from 1939 - 1945 and a concert by the “Les Moulinex” duo with a festive programme of music from the 1940s, reliving the heady days of the liberation. Free - Cherbourg-Octeville Town hall - 02 33 23 39 30 www.ville-cherbourg.fr - www.camionjazz.com

Friday June 27th BAYEUX [C4] 7pm: Theatre - Summer ‘44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital- Allée des Augustines (in front of the Bayeux Tapestry gate) Summer ’44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were transformed into makeshift hospitals. The town treated and housed thousands of injured people... With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014. €7.50 - €3 - free - General Hospital - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

FERMANVILLE [B2] 6.30pm-3am: 1940s dinner dance with live orchestra Liberation dance with actors and members of the general public in 1940s dress. The event will be held during a highly symbolic period for the town which was liberated on June 27th 1944. Ticket prices: request information from the tourist office - Fermanville 02 33 54 61 12 - contact@tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr www.tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr

CARENTAN [B4] 8.30pm: Voices of Freedom - Theatre We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 - theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

NONANT [D4] 2pm: "Civilians during the Battle of Normandy" - Head Office of the publisher OREP Éditions Jean Quellien, historian, Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History and Françoise Passera, Studies Engineer at the CRHQ at the University of Caen will present their latest work entitled "Civilians during the Battle of Normandy”". Free - OREP Editions - 02 31 51 81 31 info@orepeditions.com - www.orepeditions.com

SAINT-GABRIEL-BRÉCY [D4] 9pm: Three months with the English - Prieuré Saint-Gabriel In her diary, Marcelle Fauchier Delavigne recalls the day to day unfolding of the liberation of Normandy. Involved in the life of the students at the Horticultural Centre at the Saint-Gabriel Priory, she intermingles these experiences with the life of the English troops and news from the front. The dramatisation brings the period to life, with accompanying sound. €8 - Free - Association culturelle du Prieuré Saint-Gabriel - 06 89 45 71 63 - claudie.f-d@orange.fr www.prieuresaintgabriel.fr

Sunday June 29th SAINT-VAAST-SUR-SEULLES [D4] Ceremony of remembrance for civilian victims - Town Hall Free - Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles Town hall - association@tilly1944.com

SAINT-VAAST-SUR-SEULLES [D4]

Monday June 30th

Vigil of remembrance - Community centre These cross-generational events will be held by classes, schools, clubs and veterans and coordinated by the towns and villages hosting the event. Its aim is to pass on the memories of the older generation to future generations. With residents who witnessed the events of the time in Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles, Hottot-les-Bagues, Juvigny-sur-Seulles, Vendes. Free - Saint-Vaast-sur-Seulles Town hall - association@tilly1944.com

CARNEVILLE [B2] 6.30pm: Châteaux and manor houses in the canton of SaintPierre during the occupation - Château The impact of the occupation on the châteaux in the canton of SaintPierre-Église, the damage inflicted by the occupiers and liberators. €12 - €5 - €3 - Tourist Office - www.tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr

MORTAIN [C6]

Saturday June 28th

8.30pm: Voices of Freedom - Espace Le Géricault We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 - theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com 33


JULY

JULY

Tuesday July 1st

Saturday July 5th

Sunday July 6th

Thursday July 10th

BAYEUX [C4]

BAYEUX [C4]

JUVIGNY-SUR-SEULLES [D4]

BAYEUX [C4]

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

The castle of Juvigny-sur-Seulles during the summer of 1944 - Castle The privately-owned castle of Juvigny-sur-Seulles, usually closed to the general public will open its doors to host an exhibition about the castle in the summer of 1944. Free - Town hall association@tilly1944.com

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

CAEN [D4]

Wednesday July 2nd

12.30pm-7.30pm: The General de Gaulle historical tour Departure from the bus car park at the Caen Memorial Guided coach tour leaving from the Caen Memorial retracing General de Gaulle’s return to France on 14th June 1944. Sites visited: Courseulles/Graye-sur-Mer, Creullet-Bayeux-Isigny-Grandcamp. €28 per person. Tickets must be purchased prior to departure - Libération et Mémoire, les amis du Mémorial de Caen - 02 31 81 59 11 amis-memorial-caen@laposte.net - www.memorial-caen.fr

CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6 - €4.50 Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] 8.30pm: The Voice of Freedom - Espace Le Vox We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 - theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

Thursday July 3rd ALENÇON [E7] 8.30pm: The Andaines forest and the Battle of Normandy Hôtel du Département History talk by David Capps-Tunwell: The Andaines forest and the Battle of Normandy. The landscape testifies. Free - Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: 39-45 tour- In front of the Cap Fagnet signal station A slide show and the visit of two blockhouses allow the visitor to discover the extent of the protection system installed at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour gives access, via a hiking trail, to the "German military hospital", a place dug out of the rock for which there are no records of how it was used; €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

OUISTREHAM [E4] Daytime and evening: The Village of Freedom - Prairies de la mer circus ground An entire town mobilises all its resources to build a forum entirely dedicated to the theme of freedom. A succession of creative workshops and shows throughout the day to celebrate the culmination of this major collective project. Free - Ouistreham Sociocultural Centre - 02 31 25 51 60 - csc@ville-ouistreham.fr www.ouistreham.fr

Friday July 4th BAYEUX [C4] 7pm: Theatre - Summer ‘44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital- Allée des Augustines (in front of the Bayeux Tapestry gate) Summer ’44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were transformed into makeshift hospitals. The town treated and housed thousands of injured people... With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014. €7.50 - €3 - Free - General Hospital - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4] 2.30pm: Discovering the liberation of Pont-l’Evêque Open to the general public this guided tour reveals the history of the first hours of the liberation of Pont-l’Evêque. Free - Pontl’Evêque - 02 31 64 89 33 - lesdominicaines@pontleveque.fr www.lesdominicaines.com 34

Friday July 11th

Tuesday July 8th

BAYEUX [C4]

BAYEUX [C4]

7pm: Theatre - Summer ‘44 Bayeux Ville-Hôpital- Allée des Augustines (in front of the Bayeux Tapestry gate) Summer ’44: Bayeux was not bombed. Its schools were transformed into makeshift hospitals. The town treated and housed thousands of injured people... With a cast of young actors from ACTEA, this period of history is brought to life in the form of theatrical visits of the Bayeux hospital centre through to the end of July 2014. €7.50 - €3 - Free - General Hospital - 02 31 51 60 60 isabelle.aube@ars.sante.fr - www.hopitalbayeux.fr

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

OUISTREHAM [E4] 2.30pm: Guided walk on Sword Beach, retracing the steps of the commandos - the memorial flame to the French commandos Guided visit on the theme of the occupation and liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the N°4 Anglo-French commando which liberated the town. €4 - Tourist office - 02 31 97 18 63 info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

MONTORMEL [E6] Nightfall: Open-air film - Montormel War Memorial Open air projection of episodes 2 and 3 of Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks’s television series "Band of Brothers" which tells the story of a group of American soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division who parachuted into the Saint-Mère-Église area on the night of 5th - 6th June 1944. Free - Montormel Memorial - 02 33 67 38 61 www.memorial-montormel.org

SAINT-LÔ [B4]

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6]

8.30pm: Voices of Freedom - Roger Ferdinand theatre We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 - theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

2pm: Guided walk visiting the heritage of Kairon - Kairon church Set out to discover the rich heritage of the village of Kairon. A series of anecdotes will pepper your journey along the walking paths around the village: we will discover together an underground shelter built by German soldiers during World War II, anecdotes on General Eisenhower who had two HQs in the region, as well as many other anecdotes. €2 - Tourist Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

Wednesday July 9th CAEN [D4]

Saturday July 12th

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6 €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com 35


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1944. 3pm: Inauguration of the exhibition (Notre-Dame church). 4pm: Inauguration of the discovery route "The paths of memory". 5pm then 8.30pm: Projection of a documentary film produced using the testimonials of inhabitants and period archives (multipurpose hall). Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 - portbail1944@orange.fr www.portbail1944.com

3pm: 39-45 tour - In front of the Cap Fagnet signal station A slide show and the visit of two blockhouses allow the visitor to discover the extent of the protection system installed at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour gives access, via a hiking trail, to the "German military hospital", a place dug out of the rock for which there are no records of how it was used; €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

Tuesday July 15th BAYEUX [C4]

LA-HAYE-DU-PUITS [A4]

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details on June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux Intercom tourist office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

10am-midnight: Liberty celebrations - Rue des landes (stadium) After the liberation of the La-Haye-du-Puits sector in July 1944, the commune of Bolleville hosted an aerodrome, a military field hospital and a POW camp. The choice of the commune of Bolleville reflected the will of the elected representatives to promote peace and not the fighting. Events include: reconstitution camp, photograph exhibition, book exhibition, Liberation ball, various events (subject to confirmation). Free - La-Haye-du-Puits Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 46 01 42 - tourisme@cc-la-haye-du-puits.fr www.ot-lahayedupuits.com

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4] 9pm: European Peace Meetings - Chapelle Lalique, NotreDame de Fidélité Quatuor Elysée and Alan Ball, piano. A French-Russian quartet and the American pianist Alan Ball interpreting works chosen in tribute to countries formerly at war: Haydn and the future German hymn, Dvorak and the famous American quartet, etc. €15 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

MONTORMEL [E6] 2.30pm-6pm: Tour of the battlefield "The Americans" Montormel Memorial Guided tour of the battlefield. On August 13th 1944 the American troops reached Bourg-Saint-Léonard without fighting. The German were soon to counter-attack however. You can follow in their footsteps in these decisive events of the Normandy campaign. Free guided visit on reservation only. Free - Montormel Memorial 02 33 67 38 61 - www.memorial-montormel.org

PORT-BAIL [A3] Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the centre of the liberation Multipurpose hall 10am, 5pm and 8.30pm: projection of an unpublished documentary film on the history of the commune and the Côte des Isles during the Second World War (occupation - liberation - reconstruction). This documentary was produced using the testimonials of the inhabitants and period archives. Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 portbail1944@orange.fr - www.portbail1944.com

Sunday July 13th LA-HAYE-DU-PUITS [A4]

Wednesday July 16th

10am-midnight: Liberty celebrations - Rue des landes (stadium) After the liberation of the La Haye du Puits sector in July 1944, the commune of Bolleville hosted an aerodrome, a military field hospital and a POW camp. The choice of the commune of Bolleville reflected the will of the elected representatives to promote peace and not the fighting. On the programme: reconstitution camp (subject to confirmation), photograph exhibition, book exhibition, Liberation ball, various events. Free - La-Haye-du-Puits Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 46 01 42 - tourisme@cc-la-haye-du-puits.fr www.ot-lahayedupuits.com

BAGNOLES-DE-L’ORNE [D7] 3pm: Bagnoles-de-l’Orne under the Occupation and during the Liberation - Tourist Office After the D-Day Landings, the battle continued… and in particular around the Chambois-Falaise pocket, we find a town which will have a highly specific status allowing it to keep its heritage: Bagnoles-del’Orne. Between anecdotes and emotion, discover how Bagnoles-del’Orne lived through this turbulent period in the history of humanity. €3 - Free. EPIC Bagnoles-de-l’Orne Tourisme - 02 33 37 85 66 tourisme@bagnolesdelorne.com - www.bagnolesdelorne.com

Monday July 14TH

CAEN [D4]

PORT-BAIL [A3]

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period

12pm-8.30pm: Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the centre of the liberation 12pm: Commemorations: French flag placed on Notre-Dame church (tribute), repeat of the songs and music interpreted on 14 July 36

JULY SAINT-JAMES [B7]

during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6 €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

8.30pm: Voices of Freedom - Espace Le Géricault We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 -theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

PORT-BAIL [A3] Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the centre of the liberation Multipurpose hall 5pm: Projection of an unpublished documentary film on the history of the commune and the Côte des Isles during the Second World War (occupation - liberation - reconstruction). This documentary was produced using the testimonials of the inhabitants and period archives. 8.30pm: Play on the theme of the liberation "Troupe les Trez’Arts". Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 - portbail1944@orange.fr www.portbail1944.com

Friday July 18th CAGNY [D4] 6pm: Goodwood Concert remembering the Liberation - Town hall park The Middle Jazz Band of Lisieux gives a concert in remembrance of the Jazz and popular music that soothed the Liberation of Normandy: Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, among others. A film with be screened simultaneously on the Goodwood operation which liberated Cagny on July 18 1944. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office - 02 31 85 38 82 contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.fr

THAON [D4] 9pm: European Peace Meetings - Saint-Pierre Church Ensemble de Cuivres de Rhénanie (Rhineland brass band). These young musicians are amongst the formations represented by Germany, guest of honour of the 7th Peace Meetings organised by Musique en Côte de Nacre for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. A highly talented band in a festive and brilliant repertoire. €12 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: Waves of war - Cap Fagnet car park Discover a mysterious site dug into the chalk during the Second World War: the German military hospital. By torchlight, explore the area through an audio fiction written and produced by Pascal Rueff with support from the town of Fécamp, the Seine-Maritime department and the DRAC Haute-Normandie. €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 info@fecamptourisme.com - www.fecamptourisme.com

Thursday July 17th BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

PORT-BAIL [A3] Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the heart of the liberation. 2.30pm: Writing the word "liberté" (freedom) in human letters in the natural harbour of Port-Bail. A souvenir t-shirt will be given to participants (quai Aubert). 5pm: Screening of a documentary compiled from testimony of the inhabitants and contemporary archives (at the community centre). 8.30pm: inauguration of the American camps (quai Aubert, opposite the harbour) (subject to confirmation). Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 portbail1944@orange.fr - www.portbail1944.com

BERNIÈRES-SUR-MER [D4] 9pm: European Peace Meetings - Notre-Dame church Recital from Alan Ball and Simon Ohanian. An American pianist and an Armenian pianist come together for a 2 piano recital which sounds like an orchestra, in a programme that makes reference to the 70th anniversary of the Landings through works from SaintSaens, Liszt, Debussy, Schmitt and Gershwin. €15 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6] 2pm: Guided walk visiting the heritage of Kairon - Kairon church Set out to discover the rich heritage of the village of Kairon. A series of anecdotes will pepper your journey along the walking paths around the village: we will discover together an underground shelter built by German soldiers during World War II, anecdotes on General Eisenhower who had two HQs in the region, as well as many other anecdotes. €2 - Tourist Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

PORT-BAIL [A3] Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the heart of the liberation. 2.30pm: A "Liberation tours" hike: discovering historic World War II sites in the region (Tourist Office) 5pm: Screening of a documentary compiled from testimony of the inhabitants and contemporary archives (at the community centre). 9pm: Special 1944 concert "A la Bonne Heure" or "about time" (town centre). Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 - portbail1944@orange.fr - www.portbail1944.com 37


JULY SANNERVILLE [E4]

Sunday July 20th

11am: Sannerville 1944-2014: Youth, Peace and Europe Royals Marine commandos Goodwood memorial plaque Ceremony at the Royal Marine Commandos Plaque in Maizeret. 11.30am: Goodwood memorial, Place de l’église. 12.30pm; barbecue open to the people. Booking required €6 - Sannerville Town hall 02 31 23 32 57 - mairie.sannerville@orange.fr

CERISY-LA-FORÊT [C4] 9pm: European Peace Meetings - Abbaye Saint-Vigor Beethoven: 9th Symphony. 150 singers and musicians represent several of the countries that were at war to perform this celebrated work from which the European anthem was taken. €15 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

Saturday July 19th

IFS [D4]

BAYEUX [C4]

11am: Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Ifs - Town Hall - Esplanade François Mitterrand The town of Ifs and its inhabitants pay tribute to the Canadians, who liberated the commune on the 20 July 1944, and to military and civilian casualties. The official commemorative ceremony will be followed by an exhibition on the daily life of the people of Ifs from the declaration of war to after the war - Ifs - 02 31 35 27 27 infos@ville-ifs.fr - www.ville-ifs.fr

9pm: European Peace Meetings - Notre-Dame Cathedral Beethoven: 9th Symphony. 150 singers and musicians represent several of the countries that were at war to perform this celebrated work from which the European anthem was taken. €15 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

PORT-BAIL [A3] 9am-11.30pm: Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the heart of the liberation 9am: Departure of parade of vehicles throughout La Côte des Isles - 10am: Memorial Service, Saint-Martin church - 12pm: Liberation picnic in the main street - 3.30pm: Liberation parade 5pm: Screening of a documentary compiled from testimony of the inhabitants and contemporary archives - 11pm: Fireworks (subject to confirmation) - 11/30pm: Ball. Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 portbail1944@orange.fr - www.portbail1944.com

CORMELLES-LE-ROYAL [D4] Liberation ceremony in Cormelles-le-Royal Annual liberation ceremony in Cormelles-le-Royal at the War Memorial. Free - Town hall - 02 31 52 12 29 mairie@cormellesleroyal.fr - www.ville-de-cormelles-le-royal.fr

Monday July 21st

FÉCAMP [F2]

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4]

3pm: 1939-45 circuit - In front of Cap Fagnet Signal station A slide show and guided visit of two blockhouses enable visitors to discover the extent of the protection system built at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour takes you along a hiking trail to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

9pm: European Peace Meetings - Church Orenburg’s Russian choir. This magnificent choir has come from the Urals to represent Russia, which (together with Germany) was invited to the 7th European Peace Meetings. Celebrated Russian voices perform a repertoire of sacred songs and moving, lively, popular tunes. 12€ - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 musi.nacre@laposte.net - www.musiquecotedenacre.com

PORT-BAIL [A3]

Tuesday July 22nd

9am-11pm: Port-Bail 1944-2014, at the heart of the liberation. 9am-5pm: Military Fair - 9.30am: Official commemoration - 12.30pm: Drink to friendship - 3.30pm: Liberation parade - 5pm: Screening of a documentary compiled from testimony of the inhabitants and contemporary archives - 7pm: Play "Toupe les Trez’Arts" - 9.30pm: Sound and light show: re-enactment of the bombardment of the commune - 11pm: Liberation ball. Free - Association Port-Bail 1944 portbail1944@orange.fr - www.portbail1944.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE [C5]

LANTHEUIL [D4]

3pm: Commemoration - Route de St Lô Tribute to the 35th American division who liberated Torigni with veterans in attendance - Commune - 02 33 56 71 44 mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

9pm: European Peace Meetings - Saint-Sylvestre church Recital from Maria Masycheva and Georgy Gromov - four hands piano. Two young virtuosos from the great Russian piano school perform a repertoire that, from Beethoven to Chopin, 38

JULY celebrates freedom and people’s emancipation. €13 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

OUISTREHAM [E4]

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4]

2.30pm: Guided walking tour of Sword Beach in the steps of the Commandos - Memorial Flame to French Commandos Guided tour covering the Occupation and Liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the No. 4 Anglo-French commando which liberated Ouistreham. 4€ - Tourist Office - 02 31 97 18 63 info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

5.30pm: European Peace Meetings - Town Hall, Council room Guitar serenade. 10 young guitarists, who have come from all over France and the world to take part in the guitar academy of the 7th European Peace Meetings, directed by Gabriel Bianco, offer the people of Courseulles an exception musical experience. Free - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 musi.nacre@laposte.net - www.musiquecotedenacre.com

SAINTE-CROIX-SUR-MER [D4]

Wednesday July 23rd

9pm: European Peace Meetings - Church Recital with Olivier Pons on violin and Helen Linden on Cello. Finland and France come together for concert in which the work of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Paganini will resound in a church whose beauty is rivalled only by its exceptional acoustics. €12 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

CAEN [D4] 2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 - Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

Friday July 25th

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY [D4]

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4]

5.30pm: Water at the origin of victory: "Donne-lui quand même à boire" (Let him drink anyway) - Meeting point town hall car park A scientific, musical, storytelling walk at dusk. The sea and the beach - wells and pools - marshes and a wood: a Gallo-Roman villa was the foundation of the town, the name of a general will reveal all. Colleville, formerly Montgomery (duration 4h, 5.5 km, walk in two stages with a break for a picnic). €7.50 - €3.50 - Free - Family ticket €18. Le dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie 02 31 08 05 84 - contact@leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr

9pm: European Peace Meetings - Léo Ferré hall Festival party: each year the musicians from the European meetings prepare an evening of various and eclectic music for their audiences, followed by drinks for everyone. Free - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6] 2pm: Guided walk visiting the heritage of Kairon - Kairon church Set out to discover the rich heritage of the village of Kairon. A series of anecdotes will pepper your journey along the walking paths around the village: we will discover together an underground shelter built by German soldiers during World War II, anecdotes on General Eisenhower who had two HQs in the region, as well as many other anecdotes. €2 - Tourist Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

LUC-SUR-MER [D4] 9pm: European Peace Meetings - Chapelle de Luc Woodwind band from North Rhine-Westphalia. 8 young German musicians make flutes, clarinets, oboes and bassoons sparkle in a repertoire including Mozart, Beethoven, and some wonderful surprises. €12 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 musi.nacre@laposte.net - www.musiquecotedenacre.com

Saturday July 26th

SANNERVILLE [C4]

BAYEUX [C4]

"Sannerville : Vivre pour des Idées" ("Sannerville: Live for ideas") - Community centre Youth ball - Exhibition-sale of the DVD "Vivre pour les Idées" (Live for ideas) Free - Sannerville Town hall - 02 31 23 32 57 mairie.sannerville@orange.fr

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

Thursday July 24th

CUVERVILLE [D4] 2pm: "Goodwood, the biggest tank battle in Normandy" Cemetery car park Between the 18 and 20 July 1944, Field Marshall Montgomery launched the biggest armed offensive of the battle of Normandy

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) 39


JULY starting from Ranville near Cagny and Bourguebus. He sent 3 British armoured divisions against 3 resisting German lines of defence. Jean-Paul Hauguel, a specialist in this event, will present this battle in the field. Free - Val ès dunes Tourist Office - 02 31 85 38 82 contact@otvalesdunes.net - www.otvalesdunes.net

to the soldiers), Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. €15 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4]

9am-midnight: Commemoration of the liberation - Place de l’église 9am: Date stamp (French Postal Service) - 10.30am: Religious service with Mgr the Bishop - 11.30: Patriotic ceremony war memorial and plaque J. Lawton Collins Junior - 12.20pm: Drinks and lunch Afternoon: debate with historians on the area of Roncey, parade of military and old vehicles with music, visits of reconstruction heritage sites - 7.30pm: Music festival - 10.30pm: Firework display (subject to confirmation). Free - Roncey Town hall - 02 33 46 93 35 mairieroncey@wanadoo.fr

RONCEY [B5]

9pm: European Peace Meetings - Saint-Rémi church Three musical oeuvres on the theme of the glory of freedom performed across the two weeks of the festival: Verdi’s Sacred Pieces, Britten’s Ballad of Heroes (written in tribute to the soldiers), Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. €15 - Musique en Côte de Nacre - 06 64 66 58 25 - musi.nacre@laposte.net www.musiquecotedenacre.com

FÉCAMP [F2]

SAINT-MARTIN-DE-FONTENAY [D4]

3pm: 1939-45 circuit - In front of Cap Fagnet Signal station A slide show and guided visit of two blockhouses enable visitors to discover the extent of the protection system built at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour takes you along a hiking trail to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

10am: 70th anniversary of the liberation of the lands south of Caen - Cindais Memorial An official inter-communal commemoration ceremony including the various communes liberated in July ‘44 south of Caen to pay tribute to the Canadian involvement in the battle of Normandy, the sacrifices of the liberators as well as to all civilian and military casualties. Free - Juno Committee - 02 31 79 90 35 - alina-et-jean@hotmail.fr

LA POMMERAYE [D5]

Tuesday July 29th

8.45pm: Swiss Normandy Tourist office - site of the Château Ganne Open air screening. Free - Open air cinema - www.ot-suissenormande.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

SAINT-PATRICE-DE-CLAIDS [B4] Plaque inauguration Inauguration of a plaque for an American officer who died in 1944. Free - Saint-Patrice-de-Claids Town hall - 06 73 34 97 06 jeanluc.launey@orange.fr

Wednesday July 30th

JULY TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE [C5]

7pm-11pm: Liberation ball - Place Foch Come dressed in civilian period costume and rediscover the music of the 40s and dance to the rhythm side by side with experienced dancers. A cultural and musical date for all the family because the Liberation also marked the arrival of American culture in France. Free - Municipal tourist office - 02 33 91 30 03 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

5pm: Commemorative Ceremony - Lieu-dit (place known as) "la Bigne de Haut" Tribute to those killed and wounded in Bigne on the 1st August 1944. 2 medals present to civilians wounded in the war. Free - Commune 02 33 56 71 44 - mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

Thursday July 31st

Saturday August 2nd

BAYEUX [C4]

BAYEUX [C4]

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeuxtourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

GRANVILLE [A5]

FÉCAMP [F2]

3pm: Guided World War II visit The region of Normandy was of key importance in the outcome of World War II. Although Granville managed to escape a great deal of destruction during the Allied assault, it was occupied by the Germans. What was life like under the Occupation and how was Granville liberated? Free - Municipal tourist office - 02 33 91 30 03 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

3pm: 1939-45 circuit - In front of Cap Fagnet Signal station A slide show and guided visit of two blockhouses enable visitors to discover the extent of the protection system built at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour takes you along a hiking trail to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

JULLOUVILLE [A6] 10.30am-3pm: Anniversary of the Liberation - Eisenhower Roundabout - Salle des Mielles 10.30am: Welcome from the Mayor. Military parade of 40/50 vehicles from the Club MVCG Bretagne (subject to confirmation). 11am: Wreathes laid/town decorated in allied colours. Exhibition and lectures on the 31 July 1944/1940s Jazz concert / Drinks for all those in 1945/50 period dress. Free - Commune de Jullouville 02 33 91 10 20 - www.ville-jullouville.fr

MESNIL-CLINCHAMPS [C6] Plaque in memory of an American airman A plaque is to be hung in memory of an American airman who fell over the area of Mesnil-Clinchamps attended by the civil and military authorities and the family. Religious ceremony. At the end of the afternoon, the festive part of the commemoration: musical performances and a fireworks display on Lac de la Dathée at StManvieu-Bocage (subject to confirmation). Comité d’Animation en Pays Séverin

CAEN [D4]

Sunday July 27th

2.30pm-4.30pm: The Battle of Caen - Tourist Office The Caen Tourist Office is organising a visit to retrace the steps of the liberators and look back at what life was like in Caen in June and July 1944. A guided tour to understand this critical period during which the fate of a city and its inhabitants was decided. €6, €4.50 Caen Tourist Office - 02 31 27 14 14 - info@caen-tourisme.fr www.caen-tourisme.fr

AGON-COUTAINVILLE [A5] 8.30pm: The Voices of Freedom - Community centre We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 -theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4] 9pm: European Peace Meetings - Saint-Germain church Three musical oeuvres on the theme of the glory of freedom performed across the two weeks of the festival: Verdi’s Sacred Pieces, Britten’s Ballad of Heroes (written in tribute 40

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4]

AUGUST

2.30pm: Discovery of the Liberation of Pont-l’Evêque We invite the public to enjoy a guided tour discovering the history of the first hours of the liberation of Pont-l’Evêque. Free - Pontl’Evêque - 02 31 64 89 33 - lesdominicaines@pontleveque.fr www.lesdominicaines.com

Friday August 1st

GRANVILLE [A5]

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6]

3pm: Convoy of military vehicles 3pm: military convoy arrives via the avenue de la Libération and makes a tour of the town - 4pm: commemoration on Cours Jonville. 4.30pm - 5.30pm: exhibition of vehicles in Cours Jonville - 5.30pm 7pm: convoy moves on to the site du Roc where an exhibition of photographic documents from the time is to be presented as are the military vehicles (subject to confirmation). Free - Municipal tourist office - 02 33 91 30 03 - office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr www.ville-granville.fr

2pm: Guided walk visiting the heritage of Kairon - Kairon church Set out to discover the rich heritage of the village of Kairon. A series of anecdotes will pepper your journey along the walking paths around the village: we will discover together an underground shelter built by German soldiers during World War II, anecdotes on General Eisenhower who had two HQs in the region, as well as many other anecdotes. €2 - Tourist Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

Tuesday August 5th BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeuxtourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com 41


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C

D

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Valognes Montebourg

Écausseville

Azeville Foucarville

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UTAH St-Martinde-Varreville

La Fière

Ste-Mère-Église

OMAHA Grancamp Maisy

Criquevilleen-Bessin

Isigny/mer

Monfréville

St-Germain-du-Pert

14 Le-Mesnil-Simon

6 Ouville-la-Bien-Tournée

15 Bretteville/Odon

7 St-Maclou

16 Lécaude

8 Le Doux-Marais

17 St-Crespin

Le Havre

Arromanches

Longues/mer

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St-Marcouf-du-Rochy

Cartigny-l’Epinay Le Hommet-d’Arthenay Cerisy-la-Forêt

JUNO

Ste-Croix/mer

Port-en-Bessin

Tournières

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5 Écajeul

9 A2

A 131

Trouville GOLD

Castilly

Lison

Périers

13 St-Julien-le-Faucon

Honfleur

CanchyLongueville Trévières

Vouilly

Les Oubeaux Neuilly-la-Forêt

St-Patrice-de-Claids

Colleville/mer

Formigny

St-HilairePetitville

12 Grandchamp-le-Château

4 Percy-en-Auge

9 Ste-Marie-aux-Anglais

La Cambe Deux-Jumeaux

Cardonville Osmanville

11 Les Authieux-Papin

3 Mézidon-Canon

Vierville/mer St Laurent/mer

Géfosse-Fontenay

Carentan

10 Le-Mesnil-Mauger

2 Magny-la-Campagne

St-Pierre du-Mont Englesqueville-la-Percée

Ste-Marie-du-Mont

St-Côme-du-Mont

1 Vieux-Fumé

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Sully

Asnelles Crépon

Ver/mer

Bernières/mer St Aubin/mer

Courseulles /mer

Deauville Benerville/mer

Langrune/mer Luc/mer

Graye/mer Tailleville

Blonville/mer Villers/mer

SWORD

Houlgate

Lion/mer

Cabourg Banville Merville Colombiers/Seulles Douvres-la Ouistreham Franceville Creully Délivrande Dives/mer Bény/mer Cresserons St-Gabriel-Brécy Nonant Lantheuil Colleville-Montgomery Thaon Varaville Carcagny Bénouville Anisy Amfreville Ducy-Ste-Marguerite Loucelles BrettevilleRanville l’Orgueilleuse Hérouville-St-Clair Audrieu Rots Cuverville Carpiquet Bucéels Cristot Sannerville Le Mesnil-Patry Tilly/Seulles Troarn CormellesFontenay-le-Pesnel Juvigny/Seulles le-Royal Bretteville/Odon Cléville Tessel Cagny Frénouville Louvigny St-Vaast/Seulles Vendes Argences St-Martin-de Ifs Bellengreville Fontenay Moult Bourguébus May/Orne Conteville Billy Airan Évrecy Fierville-Bray Clinchamps/Orne Poussy-la-Campagne

Bayeux

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Tourgéville

Pont-l’Évêque

St-Vaast-en-Auge

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CAEN

4 A8

Torigni/Vire

3 1 2 4

Aunay/Odon Goupillières

Roncey

Tessy/Vire

Thury-Harcourt

Hambye Le Bény-Bocage

Gavray

Villedieu-les-Poëles

Vire

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Lessard-et-le-Chêne Coupesarte Le Mesnil-Durand

Vieux-Pont-en-Auge

Potigny

La Pommeraye

Versainville

Falaise Trun

Berjou

Coudehard

Ste-Honorine-la-Chardonne

Montormel 8 A8

Plomb

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Vimoutiers

Condé/Noireau

La Fière

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Livarot Fontaine-le-Pin

Pont-d’Ouilly Mesnil-Clinchamps

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St-Charles-de-Percy Montchamp

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St-Pierre/Dives

Moyon

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Les Monceaux

Villers-Bocage

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Coutances

St-Lambert/Dive Tournai/Dive

Tinchebray

Lisieux

St-Désir

Chambois

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Montfiquet

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AUGUST OUISTREHAM [E4]

Thursday August 7th

2.30pm: Guided walking tour of Sword Beach in the steps of the Commandos - Memorial Flame to French Commandos Guided tour covering the Occupation and Liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the No. 4 Anglo-French commando which liberated Ouistreham. 4€ - Tourist Office - 02 31 97 18 63 info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office International communications - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeuxtourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

VERSAINVILLE [E5]

MAY-SUR-ORNE [D5]

8.30pm: Water at the origin of victory: "We often say ‘libre comme l’eau’ [to be as free as water]" - meeting point at the Church A scientific, musical, storytelling, and astronomical walk. A castle and its parkland - a well full of water: How can we begin to imagine the millions of metres cubed of water treated by British Engineers for all the men engaged in the battle? Science to recount the conquest of water, takes for witnesses, the music of a flute to create memories. Tariff: See the Pays de Falaise Tourist Office Le dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie - 02 31 08 05 84 - contact@ leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr

6.30pm: The Liberation of May-sur-Orne - Plaque of the Canadians, Town hall park Annual commemorative ceremony of the liberation of May-sur-Orne by the Canadian regiment the Montroyal Fusiliers. Free - May-surOrne - 02 31 79 80 93 - may.sur.orne@wanadoo.fr - www.may-surorne.fr

Friday August 8th SAINT-AIGNAN-DE-CRAMESNIL [D4] 11am: Commemorative walks: Northamptonshire Yeomanry Bosquet des libérateurs Ken Tout, tank crewman, commander and bombardier of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry, is organising a programmed of suitable celebrations with the 3-day visit of veterans. Families and residents are involved in this commemorative walk in the steps of the battles to liberate Normandy. Free - Plaine Sud de Caen and Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil - 06 81 23 83 05 - inactu@gmail.com plaine.suddecaen@wanadoo.fr - www.plaine-sud-de-caen.com

Wednesday August 6th GRANVILLE [A5] 3pm: Guided Second World War visit - Place de Isthme The region of Normandy was key to the outcome of the Second World War. Although Granville managed to escape a great deal of destruction during the Allied assault, it was occupied by the Germans. What was life like under the Occupation and how was Granville liberated? €3,50 - Free - Tourist Office - 02 33 91 30 03 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4] 6pm: "Une si jolie petite plage" [Such a pretty little beach] Casino Joa cinema hall The documentary "Une si jolie petite plage" tells the story of the Acadian soldiers of the North Shore regiment of New Brunswick who landed on the 6 June 1944 on the beach at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. This marks the start of the "Acadian week". Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

SAINT-GABRIEL-BRÉCY [D4] 8.30pm: Three months with the English - Prieuré SaintGabriel In her diary, Marcelle Fauchier Delavigne recalls the day to day unfolding of the liberation of Normandy. Involved in the life of the students at the Horticultural Centre at the Saint Gabriel Priory, she intermingles these experiences with the life of the English troops and news from the front. The dramatisation brings the period to life, with accompanying sound. €8 - Free - Association culturelle du Prieuré Saint-Gabriel - 06 89 45 71 63 - claudie.f-d@orange.fr www.prieuresaintgabriel.fr

Saturday August 9th BAYEUX [C4]

8.30pm: Voices of Freedom - Cinema - Theatre We owe it to those who witnessed the struggle for freedom to remember the events they experienced and this show is intended not only for this purpose but also to encourage the younger (and not so young) members of our society to think about the fundamental values that underpin our democracy and for which we must never stop fighting - Théâtre en Partance - 06 11 89 45 66 -theatreenpartance@ wanadoo.fr - www.theatrenpartance.canalblog.com 46

Shore regiment of New Brunswick who landed on the 6 June 1944 on the beach at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. With the sons, nieces and nephews of the Acadian soldiers. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

and the Battle of Normandy, all the Acadian artists in Saint-Aubinsur-Mer will perform songs on the theme of, and for, Peace Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - info@ semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net

Sunday August 10th

CARPIQUET [D4] 4pm: Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers Canadian War Memorial Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers of the North Shore regiment of New Brunswick who landed on the 6 June 1944 on the beach at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer and participating in the liberation of Carpiquet. With the sons, nieces and nephews of the Acadian soldiers. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 infos@semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY [D4] “Sables Animés” (enlivened beaches) Festival - Beach Several Normandy Landings-related events are being planned as part of the 8th edition of the festival: an exhibition, show, event and film screening. Free - Agglomeration community of Caen la Mer 02 31 28 40 24 - g.devin@agglo-caen.fr - www.caenlamer.fr

Monday August 11th

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY [D4]

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4]

“Sables Animés” (enlivened beaches) Festival - Beach As part of the 8th “Sables Animés” Festival, we are planning numerous entertainments linked to the landing. Exhibitions, shows, entertainments and film. Free - Caen la Mer Agglomeration Community 02 31 28 40 24 - g.devin@agglo-caen.fr - www.caenlamer.fr

10am: Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers Juno Beach Centre A ceremony paying tribute to the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment of Acadian soldiers who landed on 6 June 1944 on SaintAubin-sur-Mer Beach and then took part in the Battle of Normandy. The sons, nieces and nephews of these Acadian soldiers will be in attendance. Free - Juno Beach Centre - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@ semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net

FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: 1939-45 circuit - In front of Cap Fagnet Signal station A slide show and guided visit of two blockhouses enable visitors to discover the extent of the protection system built at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour takes you along a hiking trail to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4] 5.30pm: Concert paying tribute to the women involved in the war - Cinema auditorium, Joa Casino Mélanie LeBlanc presents a series of stories told using a selection of original texts with 1940s songs and songs about this period of contemporary history being used to underpin the show. For LeBlanc, song is a universal language that enables her to pay tribute to all the Canadian women who played their part in what was supposed to be the last of the Great Wars. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

MONTORMEL [E6] 2.30pm-6pm: Tour of "Les Polonais" (the Poles’) battlefield Montormel Memorial Guided tour of the battlefield. On 19 August 1944, two columns from the 1st armoured Polish division took up their positions on the coast 262 north and at Chambois respectively. We propose to walk in their footsteps through the decisive events in the campaign for Normandy. Guided visit free, booking required. Free - Montormel Memorial 02 33 67 38 61 - www.memorial-montormel.org

Tuesday August 12th BAYEUX [C4]

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4]

BÉNY-SUR-MER [D4]

10am: Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers Brèche des Acadiens Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers of the North Shore regiment of New Brunswick who landed on the 6 June 1944 on the beach at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. With the sons, nieces and nephews of the Acadian soldiers. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

11am: Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers Canadian Military Cemetery Ceremony paying tribute to the Acadian soldiers of the North

9pm: Concert for peace - Square des Canadiens Concert is part of the "Semaine Acadienne". As part of the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: See details in June 14th 2014. Free - Bayeux tourist office international communications - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeuxtourism.com - www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

VILLEDIEU-LES-POÊLES [B5]

AUGUST

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014 - Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4] 11am: "Une si jolie petite plage" (Such a pretty little beach) documentary screening - Cinema auditorium, Joa Casino This documentary tells the tale of the New Brunswick North Shore Regiment of Acadian soldiers who landed on 6 June 1944 on Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer beach. This is the documentary that led to 47


AUGUST the creation of “Acadian Week”. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

Wednesday August 13th BILLY [E5]

5pm: Louise Moyes tribute show - Cinema auditorium, Joa Casino The dancer, choreographer, singer and storyteller Louise Moyes will put on a tribute for the very first time in France in Saint Aubin to the Acadian soldiers from Labrador and Newfoundland. Free Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@ semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net 6pm: Tribute to Django Reinhardt - Cinema auditorium, Joa Casino The virtuoso guitarist, Duane Andrews, pays tribute to Django Reinhardt, in this the 70th anniversary year of the Normandy Landings. He will pay tribute to Reinhardt by playing the music composed by this wonderful musician from the period of the legendary Hot Club de France. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net 9pm: 1940s cabaret evening - Gym In this commemorative year, Gerry, Sussie and Terry will pay tribute to the men and women who helped to liberate France. The programme includes the songs they would listen to in order to keep their spirits up and to remember their loved ones back home, the history of their country and their local communities. €10 - La Semaine Acadienne Association - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

8.30pm: Tuesday Renk’arts - Place Charles de Gaulle As part of the Tuesday night Renk’arts programme, a free concert Normandy 44 Light - performed by Hubert Travert. 1940s swing. Free - Tourist Information Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

CONTEVILLE [E5]

BAYEUX [C4]

10am: Commemoration of the liberation of six towns and villages - British and Polish War Memorial Airan, Billy, Chicheboville, Conteville, Fierville-Bray and PoussyLa-Campagne will be hosting British and Polish veterans and their families over the course of a three-day commemorative event. A wreath will be laid at the war memorial in Conteville followed by the inauguration of Rue des Libérateurs and a reception. Free Conteville Town hall - 02 31 78 12 78 - marcelait@orange.fr

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014 - Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28  - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

THURY-HARCOURT [D5]

THURY-HARCOURT [D5]

6pm: Peace walk - Allée cavalière du Château Guided walking tour of the main sites of the Battle of ThuryHarcourt, followed by an inter-generational discussion. Free Norman Switzerland Tourist Information Office - www.ot-suissenormande.com

10pm-11.50pm: Open-air film screening of "Arrêtez les tambours" (Stop playing the drums) - Allée cavalière du Château Open-air screening of Georges Lautner’s film with Bernard Blier, Henri Virlogeux and Daniel Sorano. This 1961 film is based on Richard Prentout’s autobiographical novel Le sentier and tells the tale of the village of Courdimanche, where Dr Leproux is mayor during the Occupation. Free - Thury-Harcourt - 02 31 79 72 71 mairie@thury-harcourt.fr - www.thury-harcourt.fr

Thursday August 14th AIRAN [E5]

11.50pm-0.30am: Thury-Harcourt Château Fireworks Show Allée cavalière du Château Thury-Harcourt was liberated by the British 59th Staffordshire Division on 13 August 1944 and the town will commemorate the 70th anniversary of its liberation with a fireworks show at the Dukes of Harcourt’s Château (subject to confirmation), which was destroyed by the Germans on the night of 12-13 August 1944, on the eve of the liberation of the town. Free - Thury-Harcourt - 02 31 79 72 71 mairie@thury-harcourt.fr - www.thury-harcourt.fr

10.30am: Commemoration of the liberation of six towns and villages - Town Hall and American Airmen’s commemorative tombstone Airan, Billy, Chicheboville, Conteville, Fierville-Bray and PoussyLa-Campagne will be hosting British and Polish veterans and their families over the course of a three-day commemorative event. Inauguration of a commemorative tombstone to the American airmen who fell in the village and wreath laying ceremony. A brass band will play at the event, which will be attended by children. 48

9.30pm-11.30pm: 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Rânes Parc du château (château grounds) In the magnificent setting of Rânes Château, the village residents tell the tale of their liberation on 15 August 1944 and the immediate post-war period. This sound and light show complete with fireworks (subject to confirmation) includes videos, testimonies and reconstructions. €6 - Free - Comité des fêtes de Rânes - 02 33 39 73 87

BAGNOLES-DE-L’ORNE [D7] 3pm: Bagnoles-de-l’Orne under the Occupation and at the Liberation - Tourist Information Office Following the Normandy Landings, the battle went on, particularly in the Falaise Pocket, which is home to a town with special status that enabled it to conserve its heritage: Bagnoles-de-l’Orne. Anecdotes and thrills guaranteed: come and learn how Bagnoles-de-l’Orne got through this turbulent period in the history of humankind. €3 - Free. EPIC Bagnoles-de-l’Orne Tourisme - 02 33 37 85 66 - tourisme@ bagnolesdelorne.com - www.bagnolesdelorne.com

4pm: Storytelling with Marie-France Comeau - Juno Beach Centre A spellbinding and exotic storytelling show packed with culture. Accompanied on the piano by Lucien Allard, Marie France Comeau will use storytelling to tell the tale of a snail and will take us on a journey to discover the star in the apple, while relating historical events, beginning with the Great Upheaval and ending with the Normandy Landings. Free - Juno Beach Centre - 02 31 97 30 41 infos@semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net

RÂNES [E6]

Followed by a reception. Free - Airan Town hall - 02 31 78 12 78 marcelait@orange.fr

4pm: Commemoration of the liberation of six towns and villages - War Memorial, commemorative tombstone of the Canadian pilot Airan, Billy, Chicheboville, Conteville, Fierville-Bray and PoussyLa-Campagne will be hosting British and Polish veterans and their families over the course of a three-day commemorative event. In Billy, a wreath will be laid at the War Memorial and tribute will be paid at the tombstone of the Canadian pilot who fell there. There will be a moment of contemplation at the church followed by a reception. Free - Billy Town hall - 02 31 78 12 78 - marcelait@orange.fr

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4]

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6]

AUGUST

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4] 5pm: Storytelling with Marie-France Comeau - Cinema auditorium, Joa Casino A spellbinding and exotic storytelling show packed with culture. Accompanied on the piano by Lucien Allard, Marie-France Comeau will use storytelling to tell the tale of a snail and will take us on a journey to discover the star in the apple, while relating historical events, beginning with the Great Upheaval and ending with the Normandy Landings. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net 11pm: Fireworks display - Beach near to Square des Canadiens (Subject to confirmation) A spectacular Normandy Landings themed fireworks display complete with music and drama, written by Nicole Nitot. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 infos@semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4] 8.45pm: Water: the source of victory, Meet at the château Place des Marronniers car park Science, Storytelling, Music and Astronomy evening walk. The water towers stretch from the earth to the skies and proudly bear their town’s name. They draw from the depths of the earth the strength to put out fires and calm souls. Language is not important tonight, as music will sweep participants along. Songs are just like anything else, some you remember. €7.50 - €3.50 - Free - Family ticket €18 - Le dit de l’eau / Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie - 02 31 08 05 84 contact@leditdeleau.fr - www.leditdeleau.fr - Douvres-la-Délivrande www.musee-radar.fr

TAILLEVILLE [D4] 2pm-5pm: Songs of the 1940s - Emmaus Community In this commemorative year, Gerry, Sussie and Terry will pay tribute to the men and women who helped to liberate France. The programme includes the songs they would listen to in order to keep their spirits up and to remember their loved ones back home, the history of their country and their local communities. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

FONTAINE-LE-PIN [D5] 4pm-6.30pm: Ceremony - Canadian commemorative monument Ceremony at the Canadian commemorative monument in Fontaine le Pin and act of remembrance at the monument to the Polish and English-speaking soldiers who liberated Fontaine-Le-Pin on 14 August. Free - Fontaine-le-Pin Town hall - + 33 2 31 90 62 86 - mairie. fontaine-le-pin@wanadoo.fr

Friday August 15th FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: Waves of war - Cap Fagnet car park Discover this mysterious site, dug into the chalk during the Second World War: the German military hospital. By torchlight, explore the area through a sound fiction written and produced by Pascal Rueff with support from the town of Fécamp, the SeineMaritime department and the DRAC Haute-Normandie. €5 - €3 Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@fecamptourisme.com www.fecamptourisme.com

POUSSY-LA-CAMPAGNE [E5] 4pm: Commemoration of the liberation of six towns and villages - New Zealand airmen’s commemorative tombstone and church Airan, Billy, Chicheboville, Conteville, Fierville-Bray and PoussyLa-Campagne will be hosting British and Polish veterans and their families over the course of a three-day commemorative event. A wreath will be laid at the commemorative tombstone of the New Zealand pilot who died in the area and there will be a time of contemplation at the church attended by children. Free - Poussy-LaCampagne Town hall - 02 31 78 12 78 - marcelait@orange.fr

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6] 2pm: Guided walk visiting the heritage of Kairon - Kairon church Set out to discover the rich heritage of the village of Kairon. A series of anecdotes will pepper your journey along the walking 49


AUGUST MAGNY-LA-CAMPAGNE [E5]

paths around the village: we will discover together an underground shelter built by German soldiers during World War II, anecdotes on General Eisenhower who had two HQs in the region, as well as many other anecdotes. €2 - Tourist Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES [E5]

MEZIDON-CANON [E5]

8pm: Commemoration of the Liberation of Saint-Pierre-surDives Lecture by Emmanuel Thiébot, a historian at the Caen Memorial, and screening of a documentary. Free - Town hall and tourist office 02 31 20 97 90 - officedetourisme@mairie-saint-pierre-sur-dives.fr www.mairie-saint-pierre-sur-dives.fr

Saturday August 16th BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014 - Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-DIVES [E5] 11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

3pm: Commemoration of the closing of the Falaise Pocket Place du Donjon Ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the closing of the Falaise Pocket to be attended by public figures and Polish and American representatives, including a guest reception, mass, speeches and a drinks party - Chambois Town hall - 02 33 67 64 17 gondouin.gerard@orange.fr

70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Maison des associations

SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES [E5]

MONTORMEL [E6]

12pm: Commemoration of the Liberation of Saint-Pierre-surDives Exhibition of the club of military vehicle and equipment collectors (subject to confirmation). Concert of a Scottish association representing the regiment which liberated the town in 1944. Screening of a film on the war period, under the medieval hall. Parade in the paved streets of the town, stops at strategic places. BBQ banquet in the medieval hall. Free - Town Hall and Tourist Office - 02 31 20 97 90 - officedetourisme@mairie-saint-pierre-surdives.fr - www.mairie-saint-pierre-sur-dives.fr

International Scout Meeting Meeting of scouts from the 100th Poznan Général Stanisław Maczek scout group and other guest scout associations. Presentation of communications equipment, everyday items used by the soldiers and the BSA motorcycle and the Ford GPW car, photography exhibition, visual arts exhibition and La Massue Polish scouts jamboree with skill competitions, outdoor games and expeditions. Several generations of Scouts will come to the campfire on 22 August. Until 24/08/2014. 100th Poznan Général Stanisław Maczek Scout Group with the support of the Polish Embassy in Paris - +44 1 43 17 34 22 paris.wk.info@msz.gov.pl - www.paryz.msz.gov.pl

VIEUX-FUMÉ [E5] 11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

FÉCAMP [F2]

Sunday August 17th

3pm: 39-45 tour - In front of the Cap Fagnet signal station A slide show and the visit of two blockhouses allow the visitor to discover the extent of the protection system installed at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour gives access, via a hiking trail, to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@ fecamptourisme.com - www.fecamptourisme.com

FALAISE [E5] Battle of the Falaise Pocket International Commemoration Day Tribute will be paid to the troops who helped liberate the towns of Falaise and Trun, against the backdrop of the terrible Falaise Pocket battles and the end of the Battle of Normandy. Official civil and religious ceremonies will be held in the morning in Falaise and in the afternoon in Trun. Free - CDC du Pays de Falaise - Trun - 02 31 90 17 26 - info@ falaise-tourisme.com - www.falaise-tourisme.com

FIERVILLE-BRAY [E5] 70th

9am: anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

MÉZIDON-CANON [E5] 10am-6pm: 70th anniversary of the liberation of the MézidonCanon canton communes - Maison des associations 50

GRANDCHAMP-LE-CHÂTEAU [E5]

Morning: official commemorations, parade and mass. Afternoon: testimonials from local civilians, events with the 51st HD Memorial (concert of Scottish music, haggis tasting, explanations from the regiments), conference by Mrs M.-J. Bonnet on resistance in the Pays d’Auge. At the same time, exhibition on liberation of the canton communes and the Mézidon-Canon Association of Local Authorities. Free - Our communes, a land of History - 02 31 20 20 19 - valerie. lecroq@yahoo.fr - www.mezidonhistoire.canalblog.com

1pm-11pm: 70th anniversary of the liberation of the MézidonCanon canton communes - Maison des associations Exhibition on the liberation of the Mézidon-Canon canton communes and association of local authorities (documents, photographs, etc.), testimonials from local civilians, conference by Christian Bouillie, 1940s ball. Free - Our communes, a land of History - 02 31 20 20 19 valerie.lecroq@yahoo.fr - www.mezidonhistoire.canalblog.com

70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour 3pm - Marketplace: tribute ceremony and inauguration of commemorative plaque. 4pm - Town centre: Musical events. 9pm - Medieval hall: Aubade. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@hotmail.fr http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

CHAMBOIS [E6]

AUGUST 6pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

LE DOUX-MARAIS [E5] 11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

2pm: exhibition of vehicles and weaponry and information about the Scottish regiments (subject to confirmation). 5pm: tasting of Scottish products. 6pm: concert. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@hotmail.fr http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

LE MESNIL-MAUGER [E5] 4pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

OUVILLE-LA-BIEN-TOURNÉE [E5] 9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

PERCY-EN-AUGE [E5] 9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

SAINT-CHRISTOPHE-LE-JAJOLET [E6]

SAINTE-MARIE-AUX-ANGLAIS [E5]

10am: Commemorative ceremony in front of the Keren Tank This tank from the 1st company of the 501st Regiment of Combat Tanks of the 2nd Armoured Division was destroyed by an enemy tank on the very spot where it rests today. The tank was part of the column that liberated the Mortrée area. Three of its crew lost their lives and are buried in the local cemetery. Two veterans wanted the urn containing their ashes to be laid at the foot of the tank. A ceremony is held every year with a 501st Regiment of Combat Tanks guard of honour. Free - Saint-Christophe-le-Jajolet

2pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

SAINT-MACLOU [E5] 2pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

TRUN [E6]

Tuesday August 19th

Battle of the Falaise Pocket International Commemoration Day Tribute will be paid to the troops who helped liberate the towns of Falaise and Trun, against the backdrop of the terrible Falaise Pocket battles and the end of the Battle of Normandy. Official civil and religious ceremonies will be held in the morning in Falaise and in the afternoon in Trun. Free - CDC du Pays de Falaise - Trun - 02 31 90 17 26 info@falaise-tourisme.com - www.falaise-tourisme.com

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014 - Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

Monday August 18th

COUPESARTE [E5]

ECAJEUL [E5]

11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr 51


AUGUST LES AUTHIEUX-PAPION [E5]

SAINT-CRESPIN [E5]

11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

SAINT-PIERRE-DES-IFS [F4]

OUISTREHAM [E4]

6pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

2.30pm: Guided walk on Sword Beach, retracing the steps of the commandos - the memorial flame to the French commandos Guided visit on the theme of the occupation and liberation of Ouistreham. This subject looks at an often-forgotten page of our history, that of "Kieffer’s green berets” part of the N°4 Anglo-French commando which liberated the town. €4 - Tourist Office - 02 31 97 18 63 info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

Thursday August 21st BAYEUX [C4]

6pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014 - Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

VIEUX-PONT-EN-AUGE [E5]

CABOURG [E4]

9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

Liberation of Cabourg - Jardins de l’Hôtel de Ville - Square des Poilus Commemoration of the Liberation of Cabourg by the Belgian Piron Brigade. Free - Cabourg - 02 31 28 88 88 - communication@ cabourg.net - www.cabourg.net

SAINT-JULIEN-LE-FAUCON [E5]

Wednesday August 20th

DOZULÉ [E4] Memories and men in the Pays d’Auge Dozuléen

LE MESNIL-SIMON [E5]

11.30am - Stela in tribute to the commandos: commemorative morning in honour of the official Belgian and English liberators. Attended by veterans, VIPs, children, elected representatives, delegations, families and flag bearers. Inauguration of new names on the stela and procession in the streets with vintage vehicles (subject to confirmation), flag bearers, band, etc.

9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

LÉCAUDE [E5]

2.30pm - 4.30pm - Community centre: intergenerational discussion on the topic of Peace in the 21st century. What does it actually mean for young people? Led by the Young People’s Council and secondary school students and including a European section. With screening of a film - testimonials of inhabitants who lived through the Liberation.

11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Hall Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

LES MONCEAUX [E5]

7.30pm - Angerville Hippodrome: Liberation ball accompanied by a Jazz Band, to celebrate the refound liberty.

AUGUST

9pm: Special 70th anniversary show - Quai des Arts "A la mémoire de nos pères” (In memory of our fathers) will bring together on stage 65 singers and instrumentalists for a highly original 90 minute WW2 themed film, film music and song show. From the Atlantic Wall system of coastal fortifications to the Red Line, the show is packed with touching, moving and symbolic tunes, making for a trip down memory lane. Free but reservation required Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

7pm-9pm: Jazz and cocktail party “Overlord concert” - 7 place Lemercier As part of “the Jazz and Cocktails Fridays Festival” and for this event, the council has invited the “Overlord” octet, an ensemble of six musicians, who offer an original take on Glenn Miller’s music. Stan Laferrière’s arrangements are guaranteed to make this concert a sociable and fun occasion. This highly accessible event will enable everyone to discover or rediscover one of the biggest names in jazz music who is also closely linked to the Liberation of France. Free - Sangria and tapas €6 - Touques - www.mairiedetouques.fr www.camionjazz.com

10am-11.30pm: The route to freedom Reconstruction of the route taken 70 years ago by the Piron Brigade to liberate the Côte fleurie section of the Normandy coastline (subject to confirmation). Military vehicles will visit each town and village so that the public can see them and drivers in military uniform will host the event. 7pm onwards on Bénerville/Tourgéville Beach: vehicle exhibition, picnic, Liberation dance and firework display (subject to confirmation). Free - Bénerville/Mer Town hall - 02 31 87 91 14 tourisme-blonville@wanadoo.fr - www.blonville.org

LE MESNIL-DURAND [E5]

VILLERS-SUR-MER [E4]

11am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

10am-11pm: 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Villers-surMer - Town centre 10am: Liberation of Villers commemoration ceremony. 11.30am: Parade of military vehicles through the town (subject to confirmation). 12pm-2.30pm: Open-air exhibition of vehicles on the seawall. 9pm: Commemorative music show at the Perdrisot amphitheatre with the Cherry Swing Trio, 1940s swing - Free - Tourist Information and Events Office - 02 31 87 01 18 - contact@tourismevillers.com www.villers-sur-mer.fr

LESSARD-ET-LE-CHÊNE [E5] 9am: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town hall Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

Saturday August 23rd

LIVAROT [F5]

ARGENTAN [E6]

70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Town Centre. 2pm: Musical events. 4pm: Scottish products tasting session. 6pm: Ceremony paying tribute. 9pm: Aubade. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

9pm: Special 70th anniversary show - Quai des Arts "A la mémoire de nos pères” (In memory of our fathers) will bring together on stage 65 singers and instrumentalists for a highly original 90 minute WW2 themed film, film music and song show. From the Atlantic Wall system of coastal fortifications to the Red Line, the show is packed with touching, moving and symbolic tunes, making for a trip down memory lane. Free but reservation required Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

MONTORMEL [E6]

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4]

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4]

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4]

Film screening - Le Concorde cinema The council will screen a film shot in the local area as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations: "Arrêtez les tambours". Pont-l’Evêque 02 31 65 18 70 - www.lesdominicaines.com

Film screening - Le Concorde cinema The council will screen a film shot in the local area as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations: "Arrêtez les tambours". Pont-l’Evêque 02 31 65 18 70 - www.lesdominicaines.com

Film screening - Le Concorde cinema The council will screen a film shot in the local area as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations: "Arrêtez les tambours". Pont-l’Evêque 02 31 65 18 70 - www.lesdominicaines.com

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TOUQUES [E4]

BÉNERVILLE-SUR-MER [E4]

3pm: Orne official ceremonies - Montormel Memorial Official religious and military ceremony commemorating the end of the Battle of Normandy. Free - Orne General Council - 02 33 81 60 00 www.orne.fr

11am: anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Church Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

2pm: Guided walk visiting the heritage of Kairon - Kairon church Set out to discover the rich heritage of the village of Kairon. A series of anecdotes will pepper your journey along the walking paths around the village: we will discover together an underground shelter built by German soldiers during World War II, anecdotes on General Eisenhower who had two HQs in the region, as well as many other anecdotes. €2 - Tourist Office - 02 33 50 52 77 - contact@ saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com - www.saintpairsurmer-tourisme.com

ARGENTAN [E6]

Free - Pays d’Auge Dozuléen Association of Local Authorities 02 31 86 12 79 - officedetourisme@copadoz.fr - www.tourismedozuleen.fr

70th

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER [A6]

Friday August 22nd

BAYEUX [C4] Nightfall-1am: The Lights of Liberation - Cathedral / Arbre de la Liberté (Liberty Tree) Evening show: see details under June 14th 2014 - Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com 53


AUGUST FÉCAMP [F2]

SAINT-JULIEN-LE-FAUCON [E5]

3pm: ‘39-45’ tour - In front of the Cap Fagnet signal station A slide show and the visit of two blockhouses allow the visitor to discover the extent of the protection system installed at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour gives access, via a hiking trail, to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@ fecamptourisme.com - www.fecamptourisme.com

9pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - Municipal stadium Aubade. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@ hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

Sunday August 24th PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4] 9.30am: Commemoration of the Liberation of Pont-l’Evêque Military parade through the town (subject to confirmation) followed by the official ceremony commemorating the liberation of the town. Free - Union Nationale des Combattants - 02 31 64 00 02 - mairie@ pontleveque.fr - www.pontleveque.fr

LISIEUX F4 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour 3pm - Town Centre: Musical event. 8pm - Jardin Public: Ceremony paying tribute and unveiling of the commemorative tombstone. 8.30pm - Jardin Public: Aubade. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial - alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

7pm-1am: Popular Dance - Covered Market The OMACA (Municipal Culture and Events Office) is holding a popular dance to round off the 70th anniversary celebrations of the town’s liberation. Free - Office Municipal d’Action Culturelle d’Animation 02 31 64 00 02 - mairie@pontleveque.fr - www.pontleveque.fr

MONTORMEL [E6] 2.30pm: Drama performance - Montormel Memorial A WW2 themed drama will be performed in the open air at the Montormel Memorial, the key site from the end of the Battle of Normandy. Programme currently being planned. Free - Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

Film screening - Le Concorde cinema The council will screen a film shot in the local area as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations: "Arrêtez les tambours". Pont-l’Evêque 02 31 65 18 70 - www.lesdominicaines.com

Saturday August 30th

3.30pm: Brass Band of the 27th Battalion of the Alpine Hunters - Montormel Memorial Concert given by the Brass Band of the 27th Battalion of the Alpine Hunters mountain infantry. Free - Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

FÉCAMP [F2] 3pm: ‘39-45’ tour - In front of the Cap Fagnet signal station A slide show and the visit of two blockhouses allow the visitor to discover the extent of the protection system installed at Fécamp during the Second World War. The second part of the tour gives access, via a hiking trail, to the "German military hospital", a mysterious location dug out of the rock with no record of how it was used. €5 - €3 - Free - Fécamp - 02 35 28 51 01 - info@ fecamptourisme.com - www.fecamptourisme.com

5pm: Lecture and chance to meet major historical witnesses - Montormel Memorial Jean Quellien, the emeritus professor of contemporary history at Caen University and a WW2 in Normandy specialist, will deliver a lecture. The event also offers participants the chance to meet key historical witnesses. Free - Orne General Council - 02 33 81 60 00 www.orne.fr 6.30pm: Screening of a short film about the European Peace Road - Montormel Memorial This road movie type film takes you on a journey down the European Peace Road, which runs from Moscow to Montormel. The film is based around the audiovisual travelogue kept by a young Normandy resident. This sensitive travelogue was inspired by the European Peace Road. Free - Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

Sunday August 31st DUCLAIR [G3] 4pm: Duclair August 1944 lecture: Hell on The Seine - Town theatre The Battle of Normandy came to an end on the banks of the River Seine close to Rouen. Relive the crossing of the River Seine and the liberation of Duclair in late August 1944 through previously unseen photographs. Free - Association du Château du Taillis +33 6 83 82 22 89 - chateaudutaillis@online.fr - www.chateau-dutaillis.com

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4] Film screening - Le Concorde cinema The council will screen a film shot in the local area as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations: "Arrêtez les tambours". Pont-l’Evêque 02 31 65 18 70 - www.lesdominicaines.com

For the complete programme of ceremonies and events, visit the 70th anniversary web site

SAINT-DÉSIR [F4] 7.15pm: 70th anniversary Paddle Memory Tour - British Military Cemetery Ceremony paying tribute. Free - 51st Highland Division Memorial alisdaire14@hotmail.fr - http://51sthdmemorial.free.fr

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Do not miss! 100 days in summer From June 1st to August 8th - 7.55pm: Daily report broadcast on the France 3 network on the anniversary date describing the Battle of Normandy, using re-enactments and archive images. Antoine Martin Production - antoinemartinprod.fr

It happened in 1944 From August 8th to August 23rd - 6.15pm: Get those personally involved to talk about their memories and their take on summer 1944 (veterans, children, adults from the period). The programme brings together a historian, the technical team and those personally involved from the local villages. The programmes will follow the rhythm at which the soldiers advanced in the Battle of Summer 1944. These broadcasts are an act of remembrance and seek to reflect on current conflicts. Association Vire FM - www.vfmradio.fr

The 70 voices of Freedom on France Bleu Basse-Normandie July/August 2014, from Monday to Friday (time to be confirmed): the Basse-Normandie Region partnered with the association Zone d’Ondes and the radio station France Bleu Basse-Normandie to broadcast testimonials from people who were involved in the D-Day Landings, collected by secondary school students and apprentices as part of the 70 voices of Freedom project (see page 8).

The 70 voices of Freedom in video Canopé, the Caen creation and educational support network, produced a documentary film dedicated to the 70 voices of Freedom (see page 8). This film relates the various aspects of the project (educational preparation of the meetings, regional and international meetings, construction and erection of the Liberty trees, final event at the Zénith, etc.). Discover this film as well as some 20 meetings classified by theme, on the 70 voices of Freedom web site: www.les70voixdelaliberte.fr

New !

Cherbourg 1944: port of the liberation

CHERBOURG [A2] - From 25 June 2014: Set up in the Liberation Museum, a multimedia system will allow visitors to turn the

clock back and explore the decisive role played by the port of Cherbourg in the D-Day Landing logistics, from summer 1944 to winter 1945. The system will make use of the beautiful panorama over Cherbourg town and harbour visible from the Roule Fort, with cultural and historical contents concerning 7 key sites in the history of Cherbourg during the Liberation: the Transatlantic Ferry Terminal, the Napoleon beach, the swing bridge, the Roule fort and battery, the Darse des Mielles, the Querqueville arsenal and sea wall. Available in English and German. Included in the museum admission ticket. Liberation Museum - 02 33 20 14 12 - musees@ville-cherbourg.fr www.ville-cherbourg.fr

EXHIBITIONS*

"Le Soldat Léon", Ouistreham open sky museum OUISTREHAM [E4] - From May 2014 - Relive the events of 6 June 1944: Use your tablet or smartphone to access the Tourist

Office web site or download the video "Le Soldat Léon", created especially for the event, featuring the veteran soldier Léon Gautier. You will see the landscape in front of you displayed on your screen. Suddenly, a young Commando appears on the right of the image. Facing you, he recounts his memories of 6 June 1944, when he took part in the liberation of Riva-Bella with the men of Captain Kieffer. As he speaks, he points to Colleville-Montgomery beach. It was on this beach that they landed all those years ago. French and English. Free- Tourist Office - 02 31 97 18 63 - info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.ouistreham.fr

ARROMANCHES 1944: see what can no longer be seen. ARROMANCHES [D3] - Already available, This free application for mobile and tablet was awarded the 1st prize for Innovation by

the World Tourism Organisation. Users become observers from the Norman coast and see, on their smartphone or tablet, the artificial port of Arromanches as it was in June 1944 thanks to increased reality technology, the port in operation and the Landing of the Canadians on Juno Beach. The application also allow users to fly over the port of Arromanches via their smartphone converted into flight console. Available in French, English, German, LSF and audio-description - contact@bessin-seulles-mer.fr

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EXHIBITIONS AZEVILLE [B3]

First day cover post offices

Life in a German gun battery during the Occupation Azeville Battery From May 1st to September 9th Gun battery opening hours Years of research by historians in the German and French archives were needed to create this exhibition in one of the underground areas. For the very first time in Normandy, discover the story of a German gun battery, the life of its garrison and their relationship with the inhabitants of a Normandy village over a period of almost three years. €5 - Preferential rates - Manche General Council - 02 33 40 63 05 musee.azeville@manche.fr - www.patrimoine.manche.fr

30 towns of the Landing beaches and the Battle of Normandy From June 5th to June 9th 10am-6pm At 30 temporary post offices set up on the Landing sites, visitors will be able to obtain a special 70th anniversary first day cover. 70th anniversary stamp, special 70th anniversary flame and philately documents. Normandie Mémoire - info@ normandiememoire.com - www.normandiememoire.com

ALENÇON [E7] Exhibition about the European Peace Road - Hôtel du Département From April 21st to June 15th Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm This exhibition turns the spotlight on the European Peace Road, a true link between peoples, which now stretches to Montormel, as a sculpture has been created by the Polish artist, Monika Osiecka. The exhibition brings together the works of Otto Freundlich, the road’s founder, Monika Osiecka and Bernard Koura, a local artist and war child. Free - Orne General Council - www.orne.fr

BAYEUX [C4] Exhibition - The Normandy Landing sites today - Promenade on the banks of the Aure From May 1st to September 21st Open 24 hours a day An exhibition of 11 large size 3 m² photographs of emblematic sites on the Normandy Landings beaches has been installed in the centre of the first town to be liberated, making for an original open-air trail along the River Aure. Photographer: Arnaud Guérin. Also in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain and Longues-sur-Mer. Free - Bayeux Tourist Office - 02 31 51 28 28 - info@bayeux-tourism.com - www.bayeuxbessin-tourisme.com

70 struggles for freedom From June 6th to September 21st Open daily 2pm-7pm General de Gaulle came to Bayeux to give his first speech following the Liberation of France. The exhibition has taken a quote from this speech delivered on 14 June 1944, "Our clarion call now, as ever, must be a battle cry, as the path of combat is also the pathway to freedom and honour." We asked 70 artists to draw their inspiration from his words and express their own vision of freedom. Free - Le Radar, Espace d’art actuel - 02 31 92 78 19 - contact@le-radar.fr www.le-radar.fr

The witnesses of freedom: War reporters, Normandy 1944 Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum From May 17th to August 31st 9.30am-6.30pm This exhibition depicts the conditions in which war reporters and journalists worked during the Battle of Normandy (June - August 1944). The exhibition primarily draws on archive material which is mostly being exhibited for the first time and is supplemented by a 52 minute archive film of interviews with veteran WW2 reporters. €6 - €4 - Free - Bayeux - 02 31 51 46 90 - bataillenormandie@mairiebayeux.fr - www.bayeuxmuseum.com

AUNAY-SUR-ODON [D5] The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Library-Media Library From April 1st to April 12th Tue/Fri: 4pm-6.30pm, Wed: 9.30am-12.30pm/1.30pm-6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am-12.30pm/1.30pm-5pm. 21 exhibition panels, using a range of archive material, commemorate the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrate the amazing reconstruction effort. The exhibition pays tribute to the bravery of the people of Calvados and their desire to rebuild their lives amid the ruins and to gradually return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 77 38 95 mairieaunaysurodon@orange.fr - www.aunaysurodon.fr

The witnesses of freedom: D-Day as seen by war artists Bayeux Tapestry From May 17th to August 31st 9am-7pm The Allied landings are a spectacular counterpoint to William the Conqueror’s conquest of England as depicted by the Bayeux Tapestry. The role of artists - who had to report on military operations - is 58

material provided by the multimedia library and print library. Screening of a 10 minute documentary: Marc Laurenceau: a sixth form college student tells the tale of D-Day. Free - Site de Caen Réseau Canopé Académie de Caen - 02 31 56 61 17 - crdp-media@ ac-caen.fr - www.crdp.ac-caen.fr

showcased in this exhibition with drawings depicting anything from preparations for D-Day to the different aspects of soldiers’ lives. €7 €4 - Free - Bayeux - 02 31 51 25 50 - tapisserie@mairie-bayeux.fr www.bayeuxmuseum.com Expopaix - Espace Saint-Patrice and Galerie Médusa From May 31st to June 15th Tuesdays/Fridays: 9.30am-12pm/1.30pm-5.30pm, Saturdays:10am6pm, Sundays: 2pm-6pm. Artists from Basse-Normandie wanted to put their artistic print on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy. Their aim is to showcase the creativity, modernity and dynamism of the people of Normandy through a peace-themed exhibition. Bayeux has been chosen as a place that truly symbolises the liberation of France. Free - Société des Artistes Bas-Normands - +33 6 07 33 86 34 contactsabn@gmail.com - www.artistesbasnormands.fr

The witnesses of freedom: Bayeux, summer 1944, administering freedom - Baron Gérard Art and History Museum From May 17th to August 31st 9.30am-6.30pm The restoration of freedom in Bayeux was accompanied by the law of the French Republic being re-established in the liberated regions. Bayeux was the only town not to have suffered any damage and it became a centre for war victims. This as yet little known aspect of WW2 is the subject of this exhibition drawing on previously unseen archive material. €7 - €4 - Free - Bayeux - 02 31 92 14 21 - mahb@ mairie-bayeux.fr - www.bayeuxmuseum.com

The role of the French Resistance in the Battle of Normandy - Orne Department archives From June 30th to August 30th Orne Departmental Archives opening times This exhibition seeks to show the role played by the Resistance during the Battle of Normandy. Local examples from the three departments of Basse-Normandie are used to illustrate it. The man behind the exhibition is Gérard Fournier, an associate professor and doctor of history, and president of the Regional Resistance and Remembrance Committee, in partnership with Calvados, Orne and Manche departmental archives and the Lower-Normandy National Office for the Wounded and Discharged. Free - Comité régional Résistance et Mémoire, Combattants volontaires de la Résistance, Compagnie Scamaroni

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D-Day 1944 (70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings) Town centre library From May 5th to June 7th Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am-7pm, Thu: 1pm-7pm, Sat: 9am-6pm. A Playmobil miniature depiction of the Normandy Landings. The Klicky Company group of enthusiasts have put together a unique model of the 6 June 1944 Landings, as you have never previously seen them. This Playmobil model will enable children and adults alike to gain a better understanding of the daily lives of civilians as the bombs rained down, military scenes on the beaches and fighting in the Normandy countryside. Free - Caen Library - www.caenlamer.fr/ bibliothequecaen/ D-Day 1944 (70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings) Town centre library From May 5th to June 7th Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am-7pm, Thu: 1pm-7pm, Sat: 9am-6pm. Following an appeal to library users to provide their memorabilia and memories, an exhibition chronicling the war years (photographs, portraits, text and personal accounts) will be set up in the library. The exhibition will be further enhanced by a display of archive material, with novels and comic books on the ground floor, documentary holdings and newspapers upstairs, and period music being played. Free - Caen Library - www.caenlamer.fr/bibliothequecaen/

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON [D4] The children of 1945: war and insouciance - Festyland amusement park From April 1st to September 30th In accordance with park opening times Outdoor exhibition of 20 giant 175 cm x 120 cm photographs mounted on easels. Children in wartime: a selection of positive photographs, with no guns or ruins in sight. Insouciance and games in the midst of warring adults. Hope. The post-war generation. Included with the amusement park admission fee - Festyland amusement park 02 31 75 04 04 - a.lair@festyland.com - www.festyland.com

Visit by the schooners L’Étoile and La Belle Poule and the traditional fishing boat Le Mutin - Port de Caen From May 23rd to May 25th The presence of the three ships provides the opportunity for 3 conferences at the university for the crews, the cadet officers and the general public on the following themes: the naval forces in the Battle of Normandy/the Free French naval forces, the Battle of Midway and the Kieffer commando. Other events are also scheduled. Free - University of Caen Basse-Normandie - www.unicaen.fr Jef Aérosol and Decaroline: a fresco for a peaceful Europe Caen Memorial Late May 2014 to September 11th The stencil artist Jef Aérosol has been invited by the Memorial to create two monumental frescos on the theme of the Liberation of Western Europe. Underneath this creation, the Arromanches plastician Decaroline will sign a fresco on the 100 days of the Battle of Normandy. These two combined works, a totally new artistic performance, will cover the facade of the Memorial. Free - Caen Memorial - www.memorial-caen.fr

CAEN [D4] The spirit of the place - Cloître de l’Abbaye aux Dames From April 16th to May 10th Open daily 2pm-6pm This exhibition focuses on the remains - 70 years on - of the places where the fate of the civilian population was decided during the Battle of Normandy. In each case, the images aim to seize “the spirit of the place” and to use photographs to hint at what happened during this tragic period. Free - Antoine Cardi, photographer www.antoinecardi.com

The 100 objects of the 100 days of the Battle of Normandy Caen Memorial Late May 2014 to December 1st 9am-7pm A unique exhibition designed to remind visitors of the length of the Battle of Normandy and to tell the tale of the battle using oneoff and symbolic objects. Museum admission fee applies - Caen Memorial - www.memorial-caen.fr

Close-up on the Normandy Landings - CRDP Media Library Caen Academy From May 5th to June 2nd Mon: 1.30pm-6pm, Tue-Thu: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-5pm An exhibition about the French general Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque loaned by the ONAC and a selection of archive 59


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Shots of War - Caen Memorial Late May 2014 to December 1st 9am-7pm An exhibition of the work of the great American photographer Tony Vaccaro, enhanced by personal objects. Museum admission fee applies - Caen Memorial - www.memorial-caen.fr

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

“Destruction and reconstruction of the university library: 1944-1957" - Droit-Lettres university library, Caen University From June 2nd to September 26th This exhibition focuses on the restocking of the university library’s holdings between 1944 and 1955 (the date when the new university library was opened). Free - University of Caen Basse-Normandie www.unicaen.fr

CASTILLY [C4] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

Close-up on the Normandy Landings - CRDP Media library Caen Academy From June 2nd to July 1st Mon: 1.30pm-6pm, Tue- Thu: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-5pm Victory: France at war from 1942 to 1945, an exhibition loaned by the ONAC and a selection of archive material provided by the multimedia library and print library. Screening of a 10 minute documentary: Marc Laurenceau: a sixth form college student tells the tale of D-Day. Free - CRDP Caen Academy - 02 31 56 61 17 - crdp-media@ ac-caen.fr - www2.crdp.ac-caen.fr

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE [A2] The route taken by the road to freedom exhibition Liberation Museum From Frebruary 1st to April 15th Tue-Sat: 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm The route taken by the road to freedom is a photography and documentation project by the artist Bruno Elisabeth. The artist seeks to offer a contemporary view of the symbolic route taken by the advancing American troops following the 1944 Landings, using the route taken by the American 3rd army commanded by General Patton. Translated into English and German. €4 - €2.50 - Free for the under 26s - Free on Sundays - Liberation Museum - 02 33 20 14 12 musees@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

The role of the Resistance in the Battle of Normandy Town Hall From July 9th to August 4th Town hall opening hours This exhibition seeks to show the role played by the Resistance during the Battle of Normandy. Local examples from the three departments of Basse-Normandie are used to illustrate it. The man behind the exhibition is Gérard Fournier, an associate professor and doctor of history, and president of the Regional Resistance and Remembrance Committee, in partnership with Calvados, Orne and Manche departmental archives and the Lower-Normandy National Office for the Wounded and Discharged. Free - Comité régional Résistance et Mémoire, Combattants volontaires de la Résistance, Compagnie Scamaroni

Cherbourg... freedom came from the sea - Cité de la Mer From April 19th to September 30th Cité de la Mer opening times This Cité de la Mer exhibition turns the spotlight on the work done by the American forces immediately after the liberation of Cherbourg, using previously unseen and striking archive images, to tell the tale of the technical and human prowess that turned the Port of Cherbourg into the logistics hub of the Liberation of France. Admission prices: please see the website - Cité de la Mer 02 33 20 26 69 - standard@citedelamer.com - www.citedelamer.com

CANCHY [C4] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

Allies, enemies… what happens next? exhibition Liberation Museum From May 8th to November 30th Tue-Sat: 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm How did Cherbourg rebuild its identity following four years of German occupation and an American presence lasting over a year, until the town was twinned with Bremerhaven in Germany in 1960-61? The exhibition uses archive material, photographs and objects to answer this question. Translated into English and German. €4 - €2.50 Free for the under 26s - Free on Sundays - Liberation Museum 02 33 20 14 12 - musees@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

CARDONVILLE [C3] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

24 hours a day: Photo exhibition - Rue de Cherbourg-Octeville From June 1st to September 30th The town of Cherbourg-Octeville presents a large street exhibition in giant 4 m x 3 m format. The photographer François Dourlen 60

EXHIBITIONS created the pictures by superimposing images of the town today and Cherbourg during the liberation. An astonishing contrast to be discovered around the town. Free. Until September 30th 2014 - Cherbourg-Octeville Town hall - 02 33 87 89 19 www.ville-cherbourg.fr

The Coutances area and the town in particular played an important role in the two World Wars and in their own way contributed to the Victory. This exhibition seeks to enable the general public to discover memories and memorabilia of these periods that have now gone down in history, using staged rooms and projections. Free - Coutances Tourisme portes du Cotentin - accueil@tourismecoutances.fr - www.tourisme-coutances.fr

CONDÉ-SUR-NOIREAU [D6] 70 objects to commemorate the Battle of Noireau - L’Atelier From May 16th to June 29th Tue-Fri: 9.30am-12:15/2pm-6.30pm, Sat: 10am-6pm In conjunction with the Berjou Liberation Museum, 70 objects found on the site of the Battle of Noireau and photographs from the Desaunay and Lumeau collections, which bear witness to the 1939 - 1945 period, tell the tale of the battle. Meetings and lectures form part of the programme. Programme available on request. Free Condé-sur-Noireau Town hall - 02 31 69 41 16 - cab.info@mairieconde-sur-noireau.fr - www.musee-charles-leandre.fr

CRESSERONS [D4] Exhibition " Your reminiscences " - Place du XXIIe Dragoons From June 5th to September 30th The soldiers of the 22nd Dragoons lived in Cresserons for six months. Interviewing these veterans enabled us to discover who these young men were at the time of the Normandy Landings, their messages and what became of them in later life. Older people from the local area were also interviewed in order to find out about their experiences of the period. The results of this investigation will be displayed in an art installation of totem poles on which photographs and texts will be screen printed. Free - Plus Que Partir Réseaux +33 6 82 25 41 80 - pqpr@online.fr.

CORMELLES-LE-ROYAL [D4] The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Municipal Media Library From April 4th to April 26th 21 exhibition panels, using a range of archive material, commemorate the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrate the amazing reconstruction effort. The exhibition pays tribute to the bravery of the people of Calvados and their desire to rebuild their lives amid the ruins and to gradually return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 52 18 54 - mediatheque@ cormellesleroyal.fr - www.ville-de-cormelles-le-royal.fr

CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN [C3] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4]

DEUX-JUMEAUX [C4]

Granny, what was the war like? - Juno Beach Centre, temporary exhibition room From February 2nd to December 31st “What would my day-to-day life have been like if I had been 10 in 1944 just like my grandparents?” “So who did the Canadians liberate when they landed in Normandy?” and “what were they liberated from?” This exhibition puts young people in the picture about what the older generation endured during WW2 and the full meaning of the word ‘liberation’. Activities for school groups. Family quiz. Included in the museum admission fee. Admission just to the exhibition: €3 - Juno Beach Centre - www.junobeach.org

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

DIVES-SUR-MER [E4] Remains of the Atlantic Wall - Tourist Information Office From June 1st to June 15th 10am-12.30pm/2.30pm-6pm Exhibition of photographs, paintings and drawings of local sites on the Atlantic Wall system of coastal fortifications. The exhibition aims to show what became of the wall and illustrate how nature, humankind and life took over these new structures in their environment. Free - Tourist office- 02 31 91 24 66- officedetourisme@ dives-sur-mer.fr - www.dives-sur-mer.fr

The chance to view an artistic and historical fresco - Town Council Room From June 2nd to June 15th 3rd year pupils from Quintefeuille Secondary School have made this fresco of collages, drawings and paintings on the theme of transforming living memories into history, aided by the professional artist and ethnographer Dominique Colas. Free - Courseulles-surMer - Town hall - 02 31 36 17 17 - mairie@ville-courseulles.fr www.courseulles-sur-mer.com

Operation Paddle 1944 - Guy Moquet hall From August 15th to August 16th 10am-6pm Exhibition of military uniforms worn by the troops who took part in the liberation of the area between the Orne and the Dives Rivers, from the coast to Troarn. Private collection. Free - Association Un Fleuve pour la Liberté, la Dives - www.ladives1944.com

COUTANCES [B5] Coutances: from one war to another From July 19th to July 28th Open daily 10am - 6pm 61


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DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4]

FERMANVILLE [B2]

HAMBYE [B5]

“They witnessed the Normandy Landings and the Liberation of Douvres” Exhibition - Bred bank branch From August 1st to August 31st Tue-Fri: 9.30am-12.30pm/1.30pm-6pm (Thu: 10am), Sat: 9am12.30pm/1.30pm-5pm An exhibition of Jacques Doll’s drawings and testimonies of local people from Douvres and Tailleville. Free - La Semaine Acadienne association - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

Everyday life under the Occupation - Tourist Information Office From June 1st to August 31st The exhibition presents a range of objects, reconstructs scenes from everyday life and includes a display of photographs and archive material. All of these artefacts help us to remember the Occupation. Free - Tourist office- 02 33 54 61 12- contact@ tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr - www.tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr

"Holloway Jean, 15 years old in 1944" - Hambye Abbey From May 31st to October 31st 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm, every day, closed on Tuesdays in June Jane Motin, the visual artist in residence at Utopik, is putting on an exhibition commemorating the exodus of civilians who fled to the countryside to escape the bombing raids. The installation is located outside in the nave. Utopik factory / ADN Association / Contemporary Creation Centre / Regional cultural relay - 02 33 06 01 67 - usineutopik@ yahoo.fr - www.usine-utopik.com

FLERS [D6] The reconstruction of Flers, an avant-garde housing development - Pays de Flers Media Library From July 1st to August 31st Media library opening hours Exhibition about the rebuilding of Flers focusing on one of the main designers, Pierre Communal, and commemoration with Dijon and Charleston (benefactors). Free - Pays de Flers Agglomeration Community - 02 33 98 42 22 - mediatheque@agglo-paysflers.fr www.flers-agglomeration.fr

ENGLESQUEVILLE-LA-PERCÉE [C3] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

FORMIGNY [C3]

EVRECY [D5]

Open-air screenings From July 1st to August 31st The chance to discover or rediscover archive films and / or Second World War related films. Films will be screened outdoors one night a week in July / August. Free - Trévières Association of Local Authorities - 02 31 51 39 52 - www.cdc-trevieres.com

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Town Hall From June 2nd to June 14th Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm/1.30pm-6pm, Sat: 9am-12pm 21 exhibition panels commemorate the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrate the amazing reconstruction effort using a range of archive material. The exhibition pays tribute to the bravery of the people of Calvados and their desire to rebuild their lives amid the ruins and to gradually return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 29 33 33 - info@ ville-evrecy.fr - www.ville-evrecy.fr

FALAISE [E5] From Occupation to Liberation: Reminiscences from the Falaise Region From June 7th to October 12th A key site from the end of the Battle of Normandy, the war took a heavy toll on the Falaise Region. Discover the area’s history and how local people lived during WW2 at three exhibition sites (Falaise, Potigny, Pont d’Ouilly) via original photographs, testimonies and everyday objects. Free - Pays de Falaise Association of Local Authorities - 02 31 90 17 26 - info@falaise-tourisme.com www.falaise-tourisme.com Liberated Normandy model exhibition From June 14th to June 15th Sat: 11am-7pm, Sun: 10am-6pm A model exhibition retracing the historic events of the Battle of Normandy via scale models and miniature depictions. The exhibition offers exhibitors the chance to show their models and chat about the Battle of Normandy. Workshops for visitors will enable them to discover scale modelling techniques. €1 - Free - Pays de Falaise Association of Local Authorities - info@falaise-tourisme.com www.falaise-tourisme.com 62

"En juin 44, j’avais ton âge" (In June 44, I was the same age as you) - Town Hall From June 2nd to June 30th Mon-Thu: 9am-12pm/2pm-4.30pm, Fri: 9am-12pm "En juin 44, j’avais ton âge : paroles données, paroles cueillies" (In June 44, I was the same age as you: words given, words collected). Chronical of La Cambe during the war years: exhibition, film, book. So that young people of today are aware of the suffering endured by their elders when they were the same age as them, to leave a trace of this past because, as they say, "You must forgive but never forget". Free - La Cambe - 02 31 22 71 86 - mairie-lacambe@wanadoo.fr

IFS [D4]

GOUPILLIÈRES [D5]

ISIGNY-SUR-MER [B4]

Fighting in Normandy in August 1944 From August 9th to August 10th 10am-7pm Exhibition of two private collections of approximately 10-12 mannequins in period clothing. British veterans will be in attendance to commemorate the liberation of the Pont de Brie on the same date. A big screen will show previously unseen photographs of the fighting at Goupillières and Pont de Brie, taking visitors on a journey 70 years back in time! Free.

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Caves de l’Hôtel de Ville From May 5th to May 17th Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm/1.30pm-5pm Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 51 24 00 - infos@isigny-sur-mer.fr www.isigny-sur-mer.fr

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

War remains. The archaeology of the Battle of Normandy Station Room From August 19th to August 27th 2.30pm-6pm The travelling exhibition War remains. The archaeology of the Battle of Normandy seeks to show how archaeology can enhance our understanding of a recent conflict. The exhibition showcases the main archaeological finds that have taken place in Basse-Normandie and are connected with the Normandy Landings and the Battle for Liberation. Free - National institute of preventive archaeological research - +33 6 81 43 80 41 - maryse.vernochet@orange.fr www.ville-houlgate.fr

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st This open-air exhibition of large size period photographs coupled with the testimonies of local people and veterans tells the tale of the liberation of the villages in the local area. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp District Tourist Information Office - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

GRANDCAMP-MAISY [C3]

LA CAMBE [C3]

HOULGATE [E4]

Everyday life in Ifs, from September 1939 to the post-war period - Town Hall From June 23rd to September 21st Mon-Sat: town hall opening times The Heritage Group, in partnership with ARCIS and CRéCET, presents under the arches of the Town Hall, material from the Departmental Archives (both material from the occupier and the local administration) and a video of the testimonies provided by local people who lived through the period. A further photographic exhibition compares how locations looked during the war period and how they look today. Free Ifs - 02 31 35 27 27 - infos@ville-ifs.fr - www.ville-ifs.fr

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memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

LA GLACERIE [A2] Vestiges of war. Archaeology of the Battle of Normandy Maison des Arts From August 4th to August 14th Tue-Fri: 10.30am-12.30 am/2pm-5pm, Sat: 10.30am-4pm The mobile exhibition "Vestiges of war. Archaeology of the Battle of Normandy" demonstrates how archaeology can help us to understand a recent conflict. It presents the main archaeological discoveries made in Basse-Normandie related to the Landings and the Battle for Liberation. Free - National institute of preventive archaeological research - 02 33 88 53 29 - communication@mairielaglacerie.fr - www.mairie-laglacerie.fr

L’AIGLE [G6] L’Aigle 40-44 and its reconstruction - Espace des Tanneurs exhibition hall From August 15th to October 5th 2.30pm-6pm (except Mondays) Photographic exhibition during the period 1940-44 at L’Aigle and in its region. German occupation / Daily life under the Occupation / Local resistance / Liberation / Reconstruction of L’Aigle: projection of a 15 min. DVD on the theme of the reconstruction. Free - Culture et Patrimoine en Pays d’Ouche - 02 33 24 12 40 - officedetourisme@ paysdelaigle.fr

LE BÉNY-BOCAGE [C5]

ISIGNY-SUR-MER [B4]

44 rue de la Liberté From April 1st to August 30th Weekly calendar: www.noyelle.typepad.fr Modern art exhibition which consists in producing ephemeral scenographies, throughout the summer, with creations designed by

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plasitician-scenographer Charlotte Noyelle on the theme of Liberty, on various sites and landscapes related to the history of the D-Day Landings. The calendar of these weekly installations is published every week on the blog. Free - Les Ateliers Charlotte Noyelle 06 08 62 36 29 - ateliers.noyelle@orange.fr - www.noyelle.typepad.fr

reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives 02 31 48 41 00 - mediatheque@lintercom.fr - www.lisieux.c3rb.net

the Battle for Liberation. Free - National institute of preventive archaeological research - 09 67 02 27 70 - bibliotheque-merville@ orange.fr - www.mairie-mervillefranceville.fr

Commemoration of the liberation of Le Bény-Bocage Exhibition of military horse-drawn vehicles From July 26th to July 27th 10am-6pm Exhibition of military horse-drawn vehicles from World War II. Our site will present horses and drivers, in agreement with the Syndicat national des chevaux Cobs Normands, owners of French and foreign collectors’ horse-drawn vehicles. Free - Le Bény-Bocage - 02 31 68 63 18 - mairie.lebenybocage@wanadoo.fr - www.lebenybocage.com

Our history, Lisieux at war 1940-1945 - Art and History Museum From August 24th to January 11th 2015 Mon-Fri: 2pm-6pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-1pm/2pm-6pm The Art and History Museum presents an exhibition dedicated to the civilian populations faced with the events of World War II. The main objective of this exhibition is to give the local people, who experienced these events every day, a chance to speak: Occupation, bombing, Liberation. Free - Lintercom Lisieux - Pays d’Auge - Normandy - 02 31 62 07 70 - polemuseal@lintercom.fr www.voiretsavoir.com

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

LE HOMMET-D’ARTHENAY [B4] Memories of the war years for the Saint-Pierrots - Town hall From June 7th to June 30th Exhibition prepared by inhabitants, primary school pupils from Hommet d’Arthenay and students from Thére Agricultural School with their teachers. Postcards, photographs, posters and numerous period objects will be staged by amateur collectors from the commune. The work and testimonials collected by the students will be displayed on outdoor panels. Free - Hommet-d’Arthenay Town hall - 02 33 56 21 72 - mairie.lehommetdarthenay@wanadoo.fr www.facebook.com/LeHommetdArthenay

LISON [C4] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 3th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

LE MÊLE-SUR-SARTHE [F7]

LONGUEVILLE [C4]

70th anniversary of the Liberation of Le Mêle sur Sarthe Town hall From August 1st to August 17th 9am-12pm/3pm-6pm (except Sundays) Le Mêle was liberated on 11 August 1944 by the Americans after an air raid on 6 June which blew up a German train filled with munitions in the station. The centre of the village was completely destroyed. Exhibition of photographs and production of a film with witnesses of the time. Free - Town council - 02 33 81 21 91 - mairie. lemelesursarthe@wanadoo.fr

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

MAUPERTUS-SUR-MER [B2]

LES OUBEAUX [C4]

Cherbourg Maupertus airport - Airport reception hall From June 1st to September 30th 10am-6pm Through photographs and other documents, we will retrace the role of the airport during this period, capture by the occupying forces and daily life in the Canton of Saint-Pierre-Église. Free - Tourist Office - 02 33 54 61 12 - contact@tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr www.tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 3th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE [E4]

LISIEUX [F4]

Vestiges of war. Archaeology of the Battle of Normandy Town library From July 6th to July 24th Library opening times The mobile exhibition "Vestiges of war. Archaeology of the Battle of Normandy" demonstrates how archaeology can help us to understand a recent conflict. It presents the main archaeological discoveries made in Basse-Normandie related to the Landings and

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Media library From May 20th to May 31st Tue/Thu/Fri: 1pm-6pm, Wed: 9.30am-12.30pm/2pm-6pm, Sat: 9.30am-5.30pm Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding 64

(Les voix de la mémoire, the D-Day veterans’ song). Testimonials from Mortain inhabitants on the liberation, life sheltering from the bombing raids in the iron mine underground galleries and debate evenings. Free - Mortain - 02 33 79 30 30 - mairie.de.mortain@ wanadoo.fr - www.ville-mortain.fr

MONFRÉVILLE [C4]

NEUILLY-LA-FORÊT [B4] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

MONTORMEL [E6] German Panther tank - Montormel Memorial From August 9th to August 17th On 19 August 1944, the first Polish troops reached the hill which is now the Memorial car park. They destroyed 2 Panther tanks. To celebrate this first Polish victory, a tank from Saumur Armoured Vehicles Museum will be exhibited to the public. Free - Montormel Memorial - 02 33 67 38 61 - www.memorial-montormel.org

OSMANVILLE [C3] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

Wartime motorcycles - Montormel Memorial From August 16th to August 17th 9.30am-6pm The Second World War was the first mechanised war in history. The War of Armoured Vehicles but also the War of Motorcycles. Nearly thirty authentic motorcycles which survived the conflict, from the commonest to the rarest, as well as captured motorcycles will be on show at the Memorial. Free - Montormel Memorial - 02 33 67 38 61 www.memorial-montormel.org

Olivier Gherrak, photographer, interprets Sword Beach Galerie de la Plage, Tourist Office From May 23rd to September 29th 10am-6pm The military cemeteries, the Landing sites, so many sites of remembrance, so many photographic themes… This land as a backdrop becomes the architecture of the work. The photographic exhibition is structured around two principles, that of the landscape - the detail, and that of the material - the object found. By revealing our world in the Basse-Normandie light, the photographer discretely shows us where we are, faced with the image and faced with a reality which must be constantly revived so that we do not forget it. Free - Tourist Office - 02 31 97 18 63 - info@tourisme-ouistreham.fr www.ot-ouistreham.fr

Scouts International Raid From August 19th to August 24th Exhibition of 8 posters "Polish Army Postal Service during World War II" prepared by the Polish scouts. It describes the activity of the Polish army postal services in the years 1939-1948. The exhibition refers to 6 different periods, from September 1939 to 1948. It includes posters with a brief historical explanation in two languages (Polish and English). Free. 100th Scout Group of Poznan General Stanisław Maczek with the support of the Polish Embassy in Paris 01 43 17 34 22 - paris.wk.info@msz.gov.pl - www.paryz.msz.gov.pl

Faces and sand - Galerie Delobel - Tourist Office From May 30th to June 11th 10am-1pm/2pm-6.30pm In 2004, Ouistreham mandated the photographer Didier Cocatrix to meet the 54 veterans of Kieffer No. 4 commando to immortalise them on glossy paper. Each portrait is associated with a beach photograph. The "Faces and sand" exhibition pays tribute once again to these courageous men. Free - Ouistreham town council 02 31 97 73 03 - animation@ville-ouistreham.fr - www.villeouistreham.fr

MORTAIN [C6] Tribute to the Mortain memorial heritage - Mortain Sourdeval - Le Teilleul - Barenton From June 14th to June 27th Aware of the damage caused over time, we want to collect and exhibit the iconographic memory of those who lived through these events so that neither we nor the future generations forget what happened here. Created thanks to the contributions made by the inhabitants, this exhibition will be displayed at the town’s symbolic sites. Free Mortainais Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 59 51 99

Exhibition on the life of Ouistreham inhabitants during the occupation - Le Cabieu Cinema From June 5th to June 11th Every day, at the regular cinema showing times An exhibition will be proposed jointly with the ARCEN on the daily life of Ouistreham inhabitants during the occupation. Free - Le Cabieu cinema - 02 31 97 39 52 - cinemalecabieu@wanadoo.fr www.cinemalecabieu.cine.allocine.fr

Exhibition of photographs, videos and testimonials - Cosec community centre From August 23rd to September 29th 10am-6pm Exhibition of photographs, town archives, documents from Mortain citizens and professional photographers. Video and audio sessions 65


EXHIBITIONS Temporary post offices - Grange aux Dîmes and beach From June 6th to June 9th Event organised with the Ouistreham stamp collectors’ club. 2 post offices will be opened: on 6 June at Bourg de Ouistreham, on 7 June near the Tourist Office. Exhibition: 1940s post office with American stamps, coins and bank notes, military correspondence, etc. Free Ouistreham - 02 31 85 41 32 - www.ville-ouistreham.fr

original photographs, testimonials and everyday objects. Free - Pays de Falaise Association of Local Authorities - 02 31 90 17 26 - info@ falaise-tourisme.com - www.falaise-tourisme.com

RANVILLE [E4] So they are not forgotten... - Pegasus Memorial From February 1st to December 15th 9.30am-6.30pm in summer Exhibition recounting the story of 11 British and Canadian veterans before, during and after the war. Included in the museum admission ticket - Pegasus Memorial - 02 31 78 19 44 - info@memorialpegasus.org - www.memorial-pegasus.org

PLOMB [B6] Plomb Soldiers - Salle de Convivialité From July 25th to July 31st Exhibition focusing on how children of the commune reacted to the war, and in particular during the period of liberation of Plomb and its surroundings. Free - Plomb - 02 33 48 15 14 - mairie.plomb@ wanadoo.fr - www.cc-avranches.fr

RANVILLE [E4]

PONT-D’OUILLY [D5] From occupation to liberation: Memories of the Pays de Falaise - Place de la Mairie - Bords de l’Orne From June 7th to October 12th A symbolic place of the end of the Battle of Normandy, the Pays de Falaise paid a heavy price to the war. On three exhibition sites (Falaise, Potigny, Pont-d’Ouilly), discover the history of the Pays de Falaise and the life of its inhabitants during World War II through original photographs, testimonials and everyday objects. Free - Pays de Falaise Association of Local Authorities - 02 31 90 17 26 - info@ falaise-tourisme.com - www.falaise-tourisme.com

PONT-L’EVÊQUE [F4] Images of Pont-l’Evêque in 1944 - Public space From June 6th to August 24th Exhibition of large format photographs of the Liberation with legends in French and English, throughout the town. Free - Pontl’Evêque - 02 31 64 89 33 - lesdominicaines@pontleveque.fr www.lesdominicaines.com

From occupation to liberation: Memories of the Pays de Falaise - Town hall From June 7th to October 12th A symbolic place of the end of the Battle of Normandy, the Pays de Falaise paid a heavy price to the war. On three exhibition sites (Falaise, Potigny, Pont-d’Ouilly), discover the history of the Pays de Falaise and the life of its inhabitants during World War II through 66

SAINT-LÔ [B4]

SAINT-GERMAIN-DU-PERT [C4]

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4]

SAINT-HILAIRE-DU-HARCOUËT [B7]

They saw the D-D Landings - Aubert room From June 2nd to June 9th 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm Exceptional exhibition based on drawings by Jacques Doll, more than 70 testimonials from inhabitants of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Carpiquet, Bernières and Courseulles, as well as objects from the 1940s Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 infos@semaineacadienne.net - www.semaineacadienne.net

Liberation of Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët From June 2nd to September 30th Panels set up in the streets of the town illustrate the changes that took place during World War II. Visitors will discover what the town - 80 % destroyed during the war - used to look like. A booklet describing life in Saint-Hilaire from occupation to reconstruction can be obtained from the Tourist Office. Free - Booklet €1 - Tourist Office - 02 33 79 38 88 - office.tourisme@st-hilaire.fr www.st-hilaire.fr

The Greatest Generation Memorial Exhibit II - D-Day paratrooper historical centre From May 29th to August 30th 9am-6pm Exhibition highlighting courage and expressed by a generation of Americans known as the Greatest Generation. The exhibition is based on the history of the men of the 101st Airborne Division during the liberation of Carentan and the war correspondents who immortalised one of the most important battles in the success of the D-Day Landings. €5 - D-Day paratrooper historical centre - 02 33 42 00 42 carentan.101@orange.fr - www.paratrooper-museum.org

Anne Franck exhibition "Une Histoire d’aujourd’hui" (A history of today) - Saint-Benoît Cultural Centre From May 16th to June 15th The exhibition tells the story of Anne Frank’s short life, in its historical context, from 1929 to 1945 (the last section is dedicated to the Diary and its impact). The visit also includes the screening of a documentary produced by the Maison Anne Frank (28 minutes): "La brève vie d’Anne Frank" (Anne Frank’s short life). Free - Saint-James Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 89 62 36 - ida.blomme@ cdc-saintjames.org - www.cdc-saintjames.fr

Norman farms under the German occupation - Cotentin Farm Museum From April 1st to November 15th 2015 As you stroll through the various spaces in the museum, follow an original, highly documented and illustrated visit to understand how, despite the restrictions, cohabitation with the occupying forces and requisitions, life in the countryside and work on the farm were organised during the German occupation. €4.50 adult, €2 children + €2 supplement to rent a tablet - Manche General Council - 02 33 95 40 20 musee.sainte-mere@manche.fr - www.patrimoine.manche.fr

War correspondents and cameramen - Pegasus Memorial From June 4th to December 15th 9.30am-6.30pm in summer Exhibition recounting the role and story of the war correspondents and cameramen attached to the British Army. Included in the museum admission ticket - Pegasus Memorial - 02 31 78 19 44 info@memorial-pegasus.org - www.memorial-pegasus.org

SAINT-CÔME-DU-MONT [B3]

POTIGNY [E5]

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3]

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

Exhibition: From the D-Day Landings to the present time Tourist office From August 7th to August 15th 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm Gilles Cormier paints in oils, pastels, Indian ink and watercolours. He also explored the various aspects of sculpture on wood, taking part in numerous workshops in Main (US), and cabinet-making. He is also an illustrator of children’s books, such as "L’Étoile dans la pomme", "Diégo l’escargot", "Au pays de Joffrey", etc. Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Les Dominicaines Cultural Centre From August 22nd to September 7th August 7 days a week Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 64 89 33 - lesdominicaines@ pontleveque.fr - www.lesdominicaines.com

EXHIBITIONS

"Quand Saint-Lô voulait revivre" (When Saint-Lô wanted to come back to life") - Rue Torteron et rue Havin From May 1st to September 21st Major outdoor exhibition of unpublished photographs, on and at the bottom of the ramparts - Rue Torteron and Rue Havin. These surprising and moving photographs show Saint-Lô as it was in the 1950s and today. This major exhibition pays tribute to those who strived to rebuild Saint-Lô out of its ashes. Free - Saint-Lô Town hall 02 33 77 60 00 - www.saint-lo.fr "Holloway Jean, 15 years old in 1944" - Manche Department Archives From May 31st to October 31st 9am-5pm except Sundays Jane Motin, plastician resident at the Utopik Factory, proposes a memory-exhibition recounting the exodus of civilians fleeing from the bombing raids to take refuge in the countryside. Exhibition of documents created from a historical exodus diary, the family of his grandfather Jean, who was 15 in 1944, leaving Saint-Lô on the evening on 6 June - Utopik Factory / Association ADN / Contemporary creation centre / Regional cultural relay 02 33 06 01 67 - usineutopik@yahoo.fr - www.usine-utopik.com

SAINT-HILAIRE-PETITVILLE [B4] Saint-Hilaire-Petitville remembers - Community centre From June 4th to June 11th Every day 10am-6pm Original exhibition of photographs and films taken in July 1944 showing the construction in our commune of the first 2 large American hospitals (1000 beds each), the 5th and 50th General Hospitals. Numerous objects, surgical and medical instruments found by local enthusiasts will also be on display. Free - SaintHilaire-Petitville Town hall - 02 33 42 10 56 - www.mairiesainthilairepetitville.fr

SAINT-MARCOUF-DU-ROCHY [C4] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

SAINT-JAMES [B7]

SAINT-PIERRE-DU-MONT [C3]

Exhibition on the American cemetery - Montjoie SaintMartin American cemetery From April 1st to August 31st Every day 9am-5pm Exhibition of 12 panels covering the history of the American cemetery, its construction, provisional then final location at Montjoie Saint-Martin. Free - Saint-James Association of Local Authorities 02 33 89 62 24 - christelle.ameline@cdc-saintjames.org www.cdc-saintjames.fr

Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com 67


EXHIBITIONS SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES [E5]

TINCHEBRAY [C6]

Commemoration of the Liberation of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives Capitulaire room From June 6th to August 16th Exhibition "Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives in the 1940s". Free - Town Hall and Tourist Office - 02 31 20 97 90 - officedetourisme@mairie-saintpierre-sur-dives.fr - www.mairie-saint-pierre-sur-dives.fr

Tinchebray Canton towards its Liberation - Maison du Pays de Tinchebray From May 23rd to July 26th 10am-12.30pm/2pm-6pm Four-part exhibition: organisation of resistance in the canton – rescue of allied airmen / fighting for liberation of the canton  – Tinchebray, rear base of the German troops engaged in the fighting at Mortain / allied logistics in the Tinchebraye bocage – war secret weapons: "the pluto", "the red ball express" / situation after the liberation. Free - Tinchebray Canton Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 64 23 55 -maison.pays.tinchebray@wanadoo.fr www.cdcdupaysdetinchebray.fr

SANNERVILLE [E4] Sannerville 1944-2014: Youth, Peace and Europe - Town Hall From May 24th to July 6th Exhibition-museum of period objects and photographs. Exhibitionsale of the Goodwood DVD produced by the schoolchildren based on the films from the Imperial War Museum and the 1944 bombing raids. Free - Sannerville Town Hall - 02 31 23 32 57 - mairie. sannerville@orange.fr

TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE [C5]

Sannerville: Live for ideas - Open air From July 11th to July 25th Photo-exhibition by a famous reporter. Free - Sannerville Town Hall 02 31 23 32 57 - mairie.sannerville@orange.fr

Photo exhibition: Torigni in the turmoil - Château des Matignon From June 12th to August 31st Mon-Wed-Sat-Sun: 2pm-6pm Photographs of Torigni before the war and after the bombing, life in the POW camps, resistance actions, exhibition of period objects - Torignisur-Vire Town Hall - 02 33 56 71 44 - mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

THURY-HARCOURT [D5]

TOURNAI-SUR-DIVE [E6]

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Town Hall community hall From August 12th to August 24th Mon-Fri: 10am-12pm/4pm-5.30pm, Sat: 10am-12pm Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 79 72 71 - mairie@thury-harcourt.fr www.thury-harcourt.fr

Military Exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings - Community centre From August 16th to August 17th 9am-6pm (Subject to confirmation) Exhibition of German and American military equipment and vehicles. Horse-drawn carriage, medical equipment, uniforms, insignia and photographs. Numerous items equipment found during excavations of the Falaise-Chambois pocket. Free Association for Research and Preservation of Basse-Normandie Military Historical Heritage - 06 79 88 68 99 - piafab@aol.com Exhibition - Saint-Paterne Church From August 21st to August 28th Exhibition of photographs and military equipment (subject to confirmation). Free - Tournai sur Dives Town Hall - www.tournai-surdives.fr

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES [D4] Exhibition on the battle of Villers Bocage - Musée de la bataille de Tilly-sur-Seulles. Notre-Dame du Val Chapel From May 1st to September 30th 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm This exhibition of objects and documents illustrates the battle of Villers Bocage on 13 June 1944. Entry included in the museum admission ticket - Association Tilly 1944 - 06 07 59 46 02 association@tilly1944.com -www.tilly1944.com

TOUROUVRE [G7] Exhibition "Heroes or martyrs, Tourouvre in the turmoil of World War II" - Les Muséales cultural centre From June 28th to August 16th Tue-Sun: 10am-12.30pm/2pm-6pm This exhibition recounts the dark hours of the liberation of Tourouvre and the atrocities committed by the Nazi army as it retreated. This painful episode is set in its own context and more broadly in that of the Occupation of Normandy. €2 - Tourouvre Muséales cultural centre - 02 33 25 55 55 - mefactourouvre@orange.fr www.hautperche.fr/museales

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Town Hall From June 16th to June 28th Mon-Sat: 9am-12pm/2pm-5pm Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 80 80 26 - mairie.tillysurseulles@ orange.fr - www.mairie-tillysurseulles.fr

TRÉVIÈRES [C4] The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Town Hall From July 28th to August 9th Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri: 9am-12pm/2pm-4pm, Wed: 9am-12pm 68

EXHIBITIONS Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 22 50 44 - mairie-trevieres@voila.fr www.trevieres.eu

documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 02 31 66 27 10 - mediatheque@ville-vire.fr www.mediatheque.ville-vire.fr

VOUILLY [C4] Open air exhibition "My village in 1944" - Town centre From May 30th to August 31st Open air exhibition of large format period photographs associated with testimonials from inhabitants and veterans to pass on memories of the liberation of the villages on the inter-municipal territory. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp Inter-Municipal Tourist Office 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcampintercom.com

VARAVILLE [E4] Vestiges of war - Archaeology of the Battle of Normandy Town Hall, Council room From June 6th to June 12th 10am-12pm/2pm-6pm The mobile exhibition "Vestiges of war. Archaeology of the Battle of Normandy" demonstrates how archaeology can help us to understand a recent conflict. It presents the main archaeological discoveries made in Basse-Normandie related to the Landings and the Battle for Liberation. Free - National institute of preventive archaeological research - 02 31 91 04 74 - mairie.varaville@ wanadoo.fr - www.varaville.fr

For all the exhibition dates, visit the 70th anniversary web site

VILLERS-BOCAGE [D5]

www.the70th-normandy.com

The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Media library From July 12th to July 26th Tue/Fri: 4pm-6pm, Wed: 10am-12.30pm/2pm-6pm, Sat: 10am12.30pm Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive documents. This event pays tribute to the courage of the people of Calvados and their commitment to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins and their gradual return to normal life. Free - Calvados Department Archives - 09 65 11 15 16 - bibliotheque.villersbocage@ orange.fr - www.villers-bocage.info

VIRE [C6] Exhibition "Vire, Summer 44: The Price of Liberty" - Porte de l’Horloge From June 6th to September 21st Tue-Sat: 2pm-6pm Exhibition produced jointly with the Association Les Collectionneurs Virois, the AVPPS and the Town of Vire on the occupation, the bombing, the resistance and the liberation of Vire, liberty which cost the lives of 411 Vire inhabitants. Models, photographs, posters and period objects retracing the long road to liberty. Free - Norman Bocage Tourist Office - 02 31 66 28 50 - s.jambin@bocage-normand.com www.bocage-normand.com The aftermath of the war - From the Battle of Normandy to the reconstruction - Media library From July 1st to July 12th Tue/Fri: 4pm-6pm, Wed: 10am-12.30pm/2pm-6pm, Sat: 10am12.30pm Exhibition of 21 panels commemorating the sacrifice made by civilians during the Battle of Normandy and illustrating the outstanding reconstruction momentum through numerous archive 69


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Reconstitutions CARENTAN [B4]

GAVRAY [B5]

LCVP PA30-4 landing craft tour and exhibition - Port From June 4th to June 9th 10am-6pm The American landing craft L.C.V.P. PA30-4 will be moored at Carentan Marina. The craft will be open to the public for tours and the restoration project will be presented. The craft will take part in the nautical parade in the port along with the amphibious vehicles on 5 June. Weather permitting, you will be able to watch the landing craft at sea from Utah Beach on the morning of 6 June. Free (donations and new membership applications welcome) - Association Challenge L.C.V.P. - Higgins Boat - eliardh@ challengelcvp.com - www.challengelcvp.com

1944 - Cobra, The breakthrough! - Multipurpose hall From August 14th to August 18th 9am-1pm/2pm-6pm Exhibition commemorating the Liberation of the Coutances region and the end of operation Cobra. Equipment recovered on the scenes of the fighting (some 60 dummies in realistic situations and a large number of objects used every day by soldiers and civilians) Reconstitution of an American camp similar to those dispersed around our countryside - Exhibition of 50 military and civilian vehicles - 2 video conferences produced from American videos dating from July-August 1944. Free - Association Lest we Forget 1944 - 06 22 73 04 76 - foupoudave50@wanadoo.fr

COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY [D4]

ISIGNY-SUR-MER [B4]

Camp of military vehicles - Hillman Site From June 6th to June 11th Visitors will be able to walk around a large camp of period allied vehicles and see the reconstitution of a period camp with uniforms. Visitors will be able to discover the Hillman Site (bunker restored more than 20 years ago). Free - Association Les Amis Du Suffolk Rgt - 02 31 97 12 61 - suffolk@amis-du-suffolk-rgt.com - www.amisdu-suffolk-rgt.com

Reconstitution of the Landings in Normandy From June 6th to June 8th Reconstitution of the Normandy Landings on 1/16 scale (subject to confirmation). Several waves of landings are presented on the lake to retrace the D-Day sea assault. The embankments housing three blockhouses will defend the beach with fireworks as we land with our Sherman tanks, amphibian vehicles, 4-wheel drive Jeeps. Free - Club sportif loisirs Garde Républicaine - 06 21 73 45 83 gr75phi@gmail.com

DUCLAIR [G3]

LE HOMMET-D’ARTHENAY [B4]

Commemoration - Château du Taillis From May 10th to May 11th 10am-6pm Reconstitution of US, English, French and German camps in the Park of Taillis Castle with over 250 soldiers. Exhibition of over 80 military vehicles from World War II. Reconstitution of fighting in the Castle park. Visit of the August 44 Museum "Hell on the River Seine". €5 - €3 - free - Association du Château du Taillis - 06 83 82 22 89 chateaudutaillis@online.fr - www.chateau-du-taillis.com

Military vehicles of the Commemo Rangers and period procession - Town Hall and former soccer ground From June 2nd to June 8th Encampment on the former football ground with about 15 vehicles. On 7 June at 2.30pm, departure for a convoy of military vehicles and inhabitants in period dress, for a circuit of about 30 km with stops for historical testimonials and commemorations. At about 6.30pm, procession in the streets of Hommet d’Arthenay on the way to the encampment. Free - Le Hommet-d’Artenay Town Hall - 02 33 56 21  72 - mairie.lehommetdarthenay@wanadoo.fr www.facebook.com/LeHommetdArthenay

ECAUSSEVILLE [B3] Reconstitution of a 1944 military camp - Airship hangar From May 30th to June 9th 10am-6pm Military camp of 30 vehicles and 100 participants dressed in various uniforms, tours in wartime vehicles, information about the weapons and radio transmission equipment. Adults €5, Normandy Pass €4, teenagers €2, free for children. Association des amis du Hangar à Dirigeables d’Ecausseville - 06 07 11 55 36 - contact@aerobase.fr www.aerobase.fr

MÉAUTIS-CARENTAN [B4] US reconstitution camp with civilian constructions - Bloody Gulch Memorial, Manoir de Donville From May 31st to June 10th US reconstitution camp with period school, shelter, 1944 grocery shop. Guided tours of the camp and the battlefield (archaeological remains and museum). Paying guided visits €7.50 during the day (€5 children, free for children under 3 and WW2 veterans upon proof) - Bloody Gulch Memorial and Petit Coupeville theatre company - 02 33 42 03 22 feuardent.franck@neuf.fr - www.manoirdedonville.com

FERMANVILLE [B2] Reconstitution of an American camp From June 27th to June 29th 8am-8pm Historical reconstitution of a camp with period tents, equipment, vehicles, participants in period dress, etc. An exhibition will be held in the community centre and a catering space will be set up, inspired by the decoration of the period cafés. A conference will be given to schoolchildren by the writer Gilles Perrault. Free - Fermanville - 02 33 54 61 12 - contact@tourismecotentin valdesaire.fr - www.tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE [E4] "They didn’t know it was impossible..." - Merville Battery Site June 6th and June 8th 10.30pm-midnight Reconstitution of the unimaginable assault of the British 9th Parachute Battalion on Merville battery at dawn on 6 June 1944 72

Reconstitutions SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3]

(subject to confirmation). You will discover the construction of the battery, its operation, Rommel’s turbulent arrival, the training of the British parachutists before the victorious but tragic assault. Tiers €6, standing €3, children from 6 to 10 years old €2.50 - Association for the Management of the Merville Battery - 06 72 63 87 51 direction-batteriemerville@orange.fr - www.batterie-merville.com

Geronimo Camp From June 1st to June 8th 9am-7pm Reconstitution camp representing the American airborne forces in Normandy. Demonstration of equipment, vehicles and over one hundred participants in period dress. Meeting with the public, exhibition in tent of a field hospital, a transmission PC in working order, a field cinema and a concert-show of the 40s within the camp limits. Events for the children. Free - Airborne Museum www.airborne-museum.org

NEUILLY-LA-FORÊT [B4] A11: Neuilly’s Airfield 70th anniversary From July 19th to July 20th Reconstitution of the A11 aerodrome, with static presentation of scale models of WW2 aircraft, organised by re-enacters specialised in the US air forces who will represent the everyday life of an aerodrome in 1944, with its mechanics, radio operators and pilots.

SAINT-JAMES [B7] 70th anniversary village - Champ de Foire From May 23rd to May 26th The Friends of the Liberation recreate a bivouac with soldiers and WW2 vehicle collectors. Sales of books and communication media of the event (T-shirts, caps, cartoons, etc.). Screening of films, various exhibitions, parade of vintage vehicles. Free Saint-James Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 89 62 24 christelle.ameline@cdc-saintjames.org - www.cdc-saintjames.fr

Saturday July 19th, a liberty ball has been organised from 7 pm to 11 pm. Sunday July 20th, from 10 am: an open air mass will be celebrated, plus screenings of period films and news. Free - A.M.P.R.E 06 87 77 98 09 - jean-marc.giret9@orange.fr

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT [B3]

VER-SUR-MER [D4]

Military encampment and exhibition of equipment From May 31st to June 9th 2pm-6pm Reconstitution of a military encampment and dynamic exhibition of period equipment and vehicles. Free - Club du Souvenir Militaire 02 33 71 56 54 - leholdy@orange.fr

Reconstitution of an English military camp: Gold Beach Camp - Avenue du 6 Juin From June 6th to June 8th 10am-6pm Reconstitution of a military camp by the British Association "Gold Beach 60 Years on". The re-enacters will wear Navy, Army and Air Force uniforms. Passive defence will be represented. Tribute will therefore be paid to the regiments which landed on Gold Beach King. They will come with English vehicles and weapons. Free - AmericaGold Beach Museum - 02 31 22 58 58 - officetourisme.versurmer@ orange.fr - www.goldbeachmusee.fr

SAINT-MARTIN-DE-VARREVILLE [B3] National gathering of communes liberated by the 2nd armoured division - Leclerc Monument From August 2nd to August 3rd From 1 to 3 August 1944, General Leclerc’s 2nd Armoured Division landed on French soil. The Bornes (milestones) marking the journey of the 2nd Armoured Division, set up on the initiative of Saint-Martinde-Varreville, are erected along the route. A "major national challenge" is launched by the commune, in partnership with the Leclerc Foundation and the Maison des Anciens de la 2e DB (2nd Armoured Division veterans association) to reunite at every important step the 109 communes liberated, 109 flag bearers, 109 mayors or representatives of the commune in order to thank, in a single voice, our veterans of the 2nd Armoured Division.

For the complete programme of reconstitutions, visit the 70th anniversary web site

www.the70th-normandy.com

On August 2nd from 8 am: Militaria sale - 2nd Armoured Division Camp - Rochambelles field hospital by the WW2 military equipment preservation associations Exhibition - Conference and film on Free France - Testimonials from the elderly - Parachute drop (subject to confirmation and weather conditions) - Show - Release of lanterns of peace. On August 3rd from 10 am: Welcome, decorations, ceremony of the link between the 109 mayors with the children of the commune, open air mass, etc. Saint-Martin-de-Varreville Town hall - 09 64 06 99 72 - mairie. stmartin-varreville@orange.fr 73


Sports events*

* Sport events are listed by commune then by date.

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Sports events Randonnées de la Liberté, randonnées de la Paix walks Landing beaches or historical sites of the Battle of Normandy From March 1st to September 11th A wide selection of over 70 guided or self-guided tours: on foot, on bicycle, mountain bike, sea-walking, Nordic walking, roller blades, kayak or on horseback. In the steps of those to whom we owe the pleasure of being able to walk in freedom. All the itineraries include: military cemeteries, memorial stones, monuments, remains of the Atlantic Wall, museums, so many places to offer remembrance of the tragic history of those times. Randonnée 14 - randonneesdelapaix@gmail.com www.randonnees-normandes.com

BÉNOUVILLE [D4]

CARQUEBUT [B3]

Guided walk: Where everything started off...- Meeting point in front of Ranville museum June 15th 9am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, we will walk in the steps of the British 6th parachute division and say prayers at Ranville cemetery. On the East flank of the Landing beaches, the bridge of Bénouville, better known as Pegasus bridge, was the first bridge to be liberated on mainland France on the morning of June 6th. 19 km. Free - Les Chemins du Vent - 06 13 68 49 11 - randonneesdelaliberte@ gmail.com - www.randonnees-normandes.com

International walk for Peace May 31st 10.30am In this history-laden location, shortly before the commemorations of the D-Day landings in Normandy, we come together to celebrate Peace, a precious asset that remains fragile. The beauty of the route and the friendly atmosphere will remind us that respecting creation is also a major issue to preserve Peace. Departure from Carquebut, lunch at 12.30pm in Houesville. Arrival in Sainte-Mère-Eglise at 5pm. 19 km - Free - Centre paroissial, paroisse Notre Dame de la Paix - www.maisondelapaix-normandie.org/marche-internationalpour-la-paix/

Walk “In memory of Canadian soldiers” - Meet in front of Juno Beach centre July 23rd 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté, a family outing in remembrance of the Canadian soldiers who landed between Graye sur Mer and SaintAubin-sur-Mer. Prior to departure a Canadian guide will give a history presentation of the events that took place here in 1944. 16 km - Free Randonnée 14 - 02 31 37 46 80 - randonneesdelaliberte@gmail.com www.randonnees-normandes.com

CERISY-LA-FORÊT [C4]

DOUVRES-LA-DÉLIVRANDE [D4]

1944 walk in Cerisy la Forêt June 13th As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, this walking tour will take us back to the fighting that took place at the Moulin des Rondelles and the surrounding villages. On June 13th 1944, many soldiers lost their lives attempting to cross the Elle river. 9 km - Booking required: €3.50, free for children under 12 - Maison de la Forêt/Balleroy-Le Mollay Littry Tourist Office - 02 31 51 96 56 maisondelaforet@orange.fr - www.maisondelaforetdecerisy.com

Walk “The radars that monitored Juno Beach”- Meeting point on the car park of the Radar Museum July 2nd 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, discover lesser known locations that also played an important part in the events of 1944; the radar station of Douvres la Délivrande, the German command post at Tailleville or the remains of the Atlantic Wall. The seashore and the countryside offer up some wellhidden ruins... 20 km - Free - Randonnée 14 with support from the association "En Semaine sur les sentiers" - randonneesdelaliberte@ gmail.com - www.randonnees-normandes.com

CAEN [D4] Les Courants de la Liberté From June 12th to June 15th A road race festival for all to commemorate the events of D-Day, a unique selection of races. June 13th - 2 pm: Departure of the Foulées de la Liberté, with 300 children from Caen, who by their participation will raise money for the French Red Cross organisation. Finishing line at Caen Memorial. June 14th: 10.30am: Les Rollers de la Liberté: Roller skates and roller blades are a must for this race in the Memorial district. 7pm: departure of the Rochambelle race, a 5 km walk/run event for ladies only, with the aim of collecting €140 000 for breast cancer research.

ARROMANCHES [D3] D-Day triathlon - Place du 6 Juin June 8th 10am Swim + Mountain bike + Cross-country run. Race on the historic site of Arromanches, passing via the Gun batteries of Longuessur-Mer. The race is filmed and screened live on a giant screen in the place du 6 Juin. Prizes awarded by veterans. Short circuit for inexperienced participants, long circuit for experienced athletes. GIP Arromanches - triathlon.debarquement@musee-arromanches.fr.

June 15th - 8.15am: departure of 10 km race from Matthieu. 8.50am: departure of Pegasus half-marathon race from Bénouville, sponsored by Crédit Agricole Normandie. 9.10am: departure of Marathon race from Courseulles-sur-Mer. Finishing line at Caen Memorial. Free for spectators - Comité d’Organisation des Courants de la Liberté - www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com Walk “The liberation of Caen” - Meeting point on the Colline des Oiseaux park car park, near the Memorial June 9th 2pm As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, on the anniversary date of the liberation of Caen, an outing accessible to persons with reduced mobility in wheel chairs and families with children in pushchairs. On July 9th 1944 the first Canadian troops finally arrived in Caen after a month of hard fighting. We will evoke these tragic times are the Cemetery of the Abbaye d’Ardennes church. 6 km - Free - Randonnée 14 with support from the Association des Paralysés de France - randonneesdelaliberte@ gmail.com - www.randonnees-normandes.com

AZEVILLE [B3] Guided walk: From the gun batteries of Azeville to those of Crisbecq - Meeting point on the Azeville gun battery museum car park April 6th 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, discover a strategic point on the Atlantic wall. At the end of the walk, take the time to visit the Azeville Battery Museum, to image the life of those who fought here. A unique maze of underground tunnels. 16 km. Free Les Chemins du Vent - 06 13 68 49 11 - lesrandonneesdelaliberté@ gmail.com - www.randonnees-normandes.com

Normandy Challenge From July 18th to July 28th 9am The American association "Ride 2 Recovery" aims to restore confidence and hope to the wounded of American military actions. It is organising a commemorative cycling tour for approximately 135 US veterans who have been wounded and amputated in various conflicts. Willie Novelli, veteran of Patton’s army will take part. Various ceremonies will be held in Calvados and La Manche, along with visits of historical sites - Ride 2 Recovery - info@ride2recovery.com www.ride2recovery.com

BAYEUX [C4] International basketball tournament - Pierre de Coubertin room From June 14th to June 15th 9am-11pm Organisation of basketball matches and inter-generational meetings to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Free - CS Bayeux Basket - 02 14 08 52 44 - 70eme@ bayeux-basket.com - www.bayeux-basket.com 76

Sports events of Normandy, international guests from Germany, UK, USA, Italy, Morocco. Event patron: Michel Hidalgo. Free - Football Club Côte de Nacre - pzgorski@wanadoo.fr - http://fccn.free.fr

COMMES [C3] Guided walk “Longues-sur-Mer gun batteries” - Meeting point in front of Commes community hall June 1st 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, come and discover the site of the German gun batteries at Longues-sur-Mer, a Historical Monument. At the top of a cliff overlooking the Channel, this vital brick in the Atlantic wall was a major field of combat in the Battle of Normandy. It played a strategic role in the Allied landings of June 6th 1944. 17 km - Free - Les Chemins du Vent - 06 13 68 49 11 - lesrandonneesdelaliberte@gmail.com - www.randonneesnormandes.com

FALAISE [E5] The Falaise area is organising three guided walking tours in the steps of the three Allied nations contributing to its liberation In the steps of General MACZEK and the 1st Polish Armoured Division - meet at Château Guillaume le Conquérant car park Saturday August 16th, we will follow the route taken by the First Polish Armoured Division to heroically defend Hill 262 on the summits of the last hills of the Pays d’Auge, near Montormel. Sunday August 17th, we will tour Falaise in the footsteps of the Sixth Canadian Infantry Brigade and its three regiments - the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, the South Saskatchewan and Mount-Royal Fusiliers - supported by the Sherbrooke tanks.

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER [D4] Normandy Beach Yoga - Beach facing Juno Beach Centre May 10th 10am-7pm Event to promote international peace on the D-Day landing beaches, using the values of yoga to promote peace amongst the general public: Yoga for all, Yoga for children, Laughing yoga, demonstrations, guided tours, village of Peace alongside the Juno Beach centre. €12 - €10 - Free - Normandy Beach Yoga - contact@ normandybeachyoga.com

FERMANVILLE [B2]

International Liberty tournament - Ver, Courseulles, Langrune, Luc-sur-Mer From June 7th to June 8th 9am-5pm Major soccer tournament held on the four sites of Football Club Côte de Nacre: 64 teams, 1000 children. The clubs come from towns closely associated with the D-Day landings and the Battle

Remembrance walk From June 6th to June 29th Several circuits are available on the sites of the Osteck battery, Hambourg and other locations in Fermanville, which is home to a number of strategic installations featured in the Atlantic Wall. Prices: consult tourist office - Fermanville - 02 33 54 61 12 - contact@ tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr - www.tourismecotentinvaldesaire.fr

Monday August 19th, we will visit the villages or symbolic sites in the advance of the 53rd (Welsh) and 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry divisions to overpower the German defences. 5€ - Pays de Falaise Tourist Office - 02 31 90 17 26 - info@falaisetourisme.com - www.falaise-tourisme.com

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Sports events 9 km - €2 - Free - Coorganised by the Cyclotourisme section of Vélo Club Lexovien and the Comité du Souvenir Français de Lisieux 02 31 31 27 92 - vclisieux.cyclos@orange.fr - www.randonneesnormandes.com

The routes of the Red Ball Express

Randonnée de la Paix - Fish market hall on the Port June 6th 8pm To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, the traditional "Friday walks" will take place on June 6th 2014 under the banner of peace, for an 8 km walk with a halt at the Statue of Peace, erected to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day in GrandcampMaisy. Free - Isigny-Grandcamp-Intercom - 02 31 21 46 00 - animation@ ccigi.fr - www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

Motorbike tour Caen Côte de Nacre Chapter www.caen-cote-de-nacre-chapter-France.com Cherbourg in the battle April 20th - 9am - 8pm: First day of a 4-day, 20-stage touring rally, through places that were essential in the Battle of Normandy, mixing tributes to combatants and discovery of the beautiful landscapes (following dates: May 3rd, June 8th, July 13th). Taking in: Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Azeville gun battery, Quinéville Memorial, Cherbourg museum of Liberation, Briquebec museum, Sortosville blockhouse. Minimal participation requested (towards food) Tributes to combatants May 3rd - 9am-8pm: Second day of a 4-day, 20-stage touring rally, through places that were essential in the Battle of Normandy, mixing tributes to combatants and discovery of the beautiful landscapes (following dates: June 8th, July 13th). Taking in: Bayeux - La Cambe German cemetery Pointe du Hoc - American cemetery - Longues gun battery Arromanches. Minimal participation requested (towards food) Bocage Breakout June 8th - 9am-8pm: Third day of a 4-day, 20-stage touring rally, through places that were essential in the Battle of Normandy, mixing tributes to combatants and discovery of the beautiful landscapes (following date: July 13th). Taking in: Bayeux, Dead Man’s Corner museum in St-Côme-du-Mont, Percée du Bocage (Bocage Breakout) museum in St-Martindes-Besaces, battle of Tilly museum in Tilly-sur-Seulles, British war cemeteries of Tilly and Hottot-les-Bagues. Minimal participation requested (towards food)

MONFIQUET [C4]

As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, over the course of this walk we will look back over the exhausting battle that the Allied troops had to wage in order to advance on to Saint Lô. We will look at how the fighting went on as they were blocked for several weeks, and pause in remembrance of the men who liberated our region. July 11th: 9.30am August 1st: 9.30 am 9 km - Booking required: €3.50, free for children under 12 - Maison de la Forêt/Balleroy-Le Mollay Littry Tourist Office - 02 31 51 96 56 maisondelaforet@orange.fr - www.maisondelaforetdecerisy.com

Walk “In the steps of the Kieffer commando”- Meeting point at Cemetery May 10th 3pm As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, this one takes us to the statue of Peace, then on to Point du Hoc. On the way back, tribute will be paid to the 177 Green berets of the only French commando that took part in the Landings along side the British. Their leader, Captain Philippe Kieffer is buried in the Grandcamp-Maisy cemetery, where tribute will be made to him at the end of the walk. 78

Walk “In the steps of the Commandos” - Meeting point on beach in front of monument to French Commandos, La Flamme As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, an outing with a guide form the Tourist Office will recount the saga of the Green Berets of the Kieffer Commando, who landed on Sword Beach on the morning of June 6th 1944. Around midday, picnic on the Hillman bunker site in Colleville-Montgomery and visit of this stronghold of the Atlantic Wall. July 16th 2014: 9.30am August 20th 2014: 9.30am 14 km - Free (bring your own picnic) - Ouistreham tourist office and the "Marche et Découverte" association - 02 31 97 18 63 - patrimoine@ tourisme-ouistreham.fr - www.randonnees-normandes.com

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE [E4]

LE MOLAY-LITTRY [C4]

Walk “The battle of the Elle” - Meeting point Church car park

in the Landings in Normandy. At 12 o’clock, picnic of friendship on the beach, in front of the monument erected in remembrance of the Liberator Commandos. At 1.15 pm, patriotic ceremony then at 1.30 pm, start of the walk. Setting off from Sword Beach, the cyclotourists will go to Grandcamp-Maisy along the coast at an easy pace. Upon arrival, ceremony and contemplation on the tomb of Captain Philippe Kieffer. 75 km - €4 - €2. Comité du Souvenir Français de Lisieux and Cyclotourism Section of Lexovien Cycling Club - 02 31 31 27 92 vclisieux.cyclos@orange.fr - www.randonnees-normandes.com

Discovery cycle tour “In the steps of the Canadians” Meeting point in front of the Tourist Office June 2nd 1.15pm As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, we will cross several villages liberated by the Canadians, where memorial stones and monuments have been built. The circuit take in Luc-surMer, Bernières-sur-Mer, the Reviers cemetery, and Ménil-Patry (near to Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse), before returning to the starting point. Tourist cycle tour, supervised and at a leisurely pace - open to all. 50 km - Free - Association Côte de Nacre Cyclo - 06 85 58 71 13 cyclo.cotedenacre@gmail.com - www.randonnees-normandes.com

Walk “In memory of the 6th Airborne” - Meeting point at the Merville-Franceville battery car park August 13th 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, departure from the German gun battery in Merville-Franceville, heading towards Bénouville and Ranville. On the Eastern flank of the landing beaches, the solders of the British 6th Airborne division were the first to set foot on Normandy soil in the night of June 5th to June 6th. Pegasus bridge was liberated by dawn, but victory was still far off. 20 km Free - Randonnée 14/ASL Bénouville - randonneesdelaliberte@ gmail.com - www.randonnees-normandes.com

LITTEAU [C4]

GRANDCAMP-MAISY [C3]

LUC-SUR-MER [D4]

Kayak canoeing: "La Pointe du Hoc from the sea" - Meeting point at CAP21 Sailing club Discover the Pointe du Hoc as you have never seen it before! Paddle a kayak to view the cliffs assault by the Rangers on the morning of: June 6th 1944 July 8th: 5.30pm July 18th: 1pm July 26th: 9am August 7th: 6pm August 18th: 3pm August 25th: 9am Booking required. All persons over the age of 10. €20 - €12 - IsignyGrandcamp-Intercom - 02 31 21 46 00 - isigny.tourisme@ccigi.fr www.isigny-grandcamp-intercom.com

Walk "Le Molay-Littry under the Occupation" - Meeting point car park of Mine Museum June 14th 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, over the course of this walk we will look back over the events that took place during the Occupation and Liberation of Le Molay-Littry, with eyewitness accounts from certain residents (Gervais factory, construction of the aerodrome, etc.). 9 km - Booking required: €3.50, free for children under 12 - Maison de la Forêt/Office de Tourisme Balleroy - Le Mollay Littry - 02 31 51 96 56 - maisondelaforet@ orange.fr - www.maisondelaforetdecerisy.com

The Falaise pocket July 13th - 9am-8pm: Fourth and final day of a 4-day, 20-stage touring rally, through places that were essential in the Battle of Normandy, mixing tributes to combatants and discovery of the beautiful landscapes. Falaise, Montormel memorial, Polish cemetery of Grainville-Langannerie, Canadian cemetery of Cintheaux, Pegasus Bridge memorial. Minimal participation requested (towards food)

Sports events

PÉRIERS [B4] Cycle ride along the Liberty Road From June 6th to June 8th 8am - 6pm The Voie de la Liberté commemorates the route taken by the American army led by General Patton. Each year, almost 300 cyclists from six or seven countries are present (USA, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, etc.). The route (130 - 150 km / day) weaves along the roads of La Manche with a commemorative ceremony in stopover villages one in Périers and at Camp Patton in Nehou, Saint-Lô, Coutances and Sainte-Mère-Eglise. €100 - Les Amis de la Voie de la Liberté 06 76 64 49 71 - pillon.damien@wanadoo.fr - www.voiedelaliberte.fr.

Walk "The forest during the war" - Maison de la Forêt June 9th 9.30am This walk will look back at the Occupation of the Forêt de Cerisy by German, then the bombardments on June 7th and liberation of Balleroy and its surrounding area on June 10th. The life of the population during the German Occupation and while the Allies were present, was thrown into turmoil. We will share some of these accounts. Booking required: €3.50, free for children under 12 - Maison de la Forêt/Balleroy - Le Mollay Littry Tourist Office 02 31 51 96 56 - maisondelaforet@orange.fr - www.maisondelaforet decerisy.com

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER [D4]

OUISTREHAM [E4]

“The North Shore” - historical cycle tour - Departure from Square des Canadiens August 9th 2 pm As part of the Acadian week festival, family bicycle ride between Saint Aubin sur Mer and Carpiquet, in the steps of the North Shore regiment who landed on this "lovely little beach" in June 1944. The Canadians liberated the airport after over a month of fighting. 4pm: Ceremony in Carpiquet to commemorate the Canadian soldiers in front of the memorial stone. Return to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer by 6.30pm. 40 km - Free - Association Cote de Nacre Cyclo and Semaine Acadienne - 02 31 97 30 41 - infos@semaineacadienne.net www.semaineacadienne.net

Remembrance walk in the steps of the Kieffer Commando Memorial to Liberator commandos May 10th 12pm As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, to pay tribute to the 177 Green Berets of the only French commando that took part

"L’Acadienne" walk - Square des Canadiens August 12th 2pm As part of the "La semaine acadienne" festival, a historical walk commented by a Canadian guide from the Juno Beach centre. From "Nan Red" beach at Saint-Aubin to the beach of Courseulles-sur-Mer,

MONTORMEL [E6] Randonnées de la Paix (Walk for Peace) - Montormel August 23rd Several departure times between 2pm and 3 pm: two circuits of 6 km and 7 km to discover the site of Montormel on foot, a major point in the end of the Battle of Normandy. Orne Regional Authority www.orne.fr

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Sports events you will walk in the steps of the Canadians. Vestiges of the Atlantic Wall have recently been unearthed in the dunes at Courseullessur-Mer. At about 4pm, concert in front of the Juno Beach centre (6 km and 12 km). Free - Association La Semaine Acadienne and Juno Beach Centre - 02 31 97 30 41 - otstaubin@orange.fr www.randonnees-normandes.com

SAINT-JAMES [B7] Themed walk with commentary "In the steps of Liberty" Meeting point at 2pm in front of Tourist Office July 1st July 8th July 15th July 22nd July 29th August 5th August 12th August 18th August 26th 2pm-4.30pm Walk in 13 stages over 8 km, relating the major phases of the Battle of Normandy and life in Saint-James during the Occupation. 8 km Saint James Association of Local Authorities - 02 33 89 62 38 - jeanpierre.seveno@cdc-saintjames.org - www.cdc-saintjames.fr

sand beach, called "Bloody Omaha" on the morning of June 6th 1944, as the blood of soldiers coloured the seawater and the sand. 10 km - Free - Saint Laurent sur mer town council - 06 25 59 24 93 Philippe.Laillier@cegetel.net - www.randonnees-normandes.com

end of the walk and visit of the Bocage Breakout museum possible in the afternoon. 6 km - Paid entrance to the museum - Randonnée 14 - Musée de la Percée du Bocage - 02 31 67 52 78 - bluecoat@ wanadoo.fr - www.randonnees-normandes.com

Walk “Omaha Beach, in remembrance of the Americans”Meeting point in front of the Monument to the Brave on the beach July 30th 9am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, moments of prayer and emotion in front of the magnificent Monument to the Brave, installed in 2004 on the magnificent fine sand beach, called "Bloody Omaha" on the morning of June 6th 1944, as the blood of soldiers coloured the seawater and the sand. Visit of the American cemetery and the 9 387 tombs. 15 km - Free - Randonnée 14 / Les Chemins du Vent - 06 13 68 49 11 - randonneesdelaliberte@gmail.com www.randonnees-normandes.com

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE [B3]

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT [B3] Following in the steps of Patton - Departure from Utah Beach From May 18th to May 19th Nordic walking Relay in the steps of Patton The route between Utah and Saint-James takes side roads, with night walking. Walkers will be relayed every 15 to 20 km, with support from clearly marked vehicles. The general public can join us at the Pontaubeault town hall or in Saint-James to take part in the event. €5 for non-members Nordik Saint-James - 06 75 36 73 02 - nordikstjames@gmail.com.

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER [C3] Sea walking “Liberation arrived via the sea”- Eolia base behind lifeguard station May 10th 10 am In remembrance of the Americans who landed on this magnificent fine sand beach stretching 6 km, the "Bloody Omaha" on the morning of June 6th 1944, as the blood of soldiers coloured the seawater and the sand. Sea walk for all levels, approximately 1 hour 30. Led by a guide from the Omaha Beach Nature centre. Equipment provided. €5, booking required - Eolia Normandie in partnership with Comité de Randonnée Pédestre du Calvados - 07 87 58 84 00 - contact.cpnob@ orange.fr - www.omahabeachlongecote.com

Ultra D-Day Trail - Utah Beach museum From June 12th to June 13th A 100-mile course for international ultra-runners on the Ultra D-Day Trail, along paths and trails in Normandy, with rest points to meet local people at the main monuments to the Landings and military cemeteries. The main five stretches of Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach. Association Ultra D Day Trail - 07 87 58 84 00 - contact@ultraddaytrail.com www.ultraddaytrail.com Liberty - on horseback - Utah Beach From August 20th to August 22nd A 120 km ride over three days, leaving Utah Beach, passing via Omaha Beach and Gold Beach before crossing Calvados to reach Falaise, then on to Chambois on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Normandy in Montormel. F.F.E. licence required. Prices not available - Comité Départemental de Tourisme Equestre de l’Orne - 06 79 17 43 48 - cdte.orne@wanadoo.com - www.cdteorne. ffe.com

Guided walk “Liberation arrived via the sea” - Eolia base on the beach May 10th 2pm As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, a day in remembrance of the Americans who in 1944 landed on this magnificent fine sand beach, baptised the "Bloody Omaha" on the evening of June 6th, as the blood of soldiers coloured the seawater and the sand. 9 387 of them lie in the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer. 12 km - €3 - Comité Départemental de Randonnée Pédestre du Calvados - 02 31 82 28 83 - cdtp.calvados@wanadoo.fr www.randonnees-normandes.com

Sports events

Walk “In remembrance of the paratrooper John Steele” Meeting point in front of the church May 4th 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, to remember this paratrooper who was immortalised in the film The Longest Day. Hanging by the cords of his parachute caught on the bell tower, he was shot at by the Germans but played dead for two hours, which enabled him to escape with his life. Sainte-Mère-Église was the first town in Normandy liberated, at 4.30am, after the parachute drop by the 82nd Airborne. 22 km - Free - Les Chemins du Vent 06 13 68 49 11 - lesrandonneesdelaliberté@gmail.com www.randonnees-normandes.com

TOURNIÈRES [C4] Walk “Tournières during the war” - Meeting point town hall car park June 15th 9.30am This outing will take walkers to various locations, including that of Eisenhower’s command post. 9 km - Booking required: €3.50, free for children under 12 - Maison de la Forêt/Balleroy-Le Mollay Littry Tourist Office - 02 31 51 96 56 - maisondelaforet@orange.fr www.maisondelaforetdecerisy.com

VILLERS-SUR-MER [E4] Walk “Mont Canisy in the Battle of Normandy” - Meeting point on the Paleospace car park August 6th 10am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, this route will lead to Mont-Canisy. It only rises to 110 m in altitude but was a strategic surveillance point over the Bay of the Seine. The German occupants built a large network of underground and surface tunnels, which they managed to hold until August 22nd 1944. On this stretch of the Côte Fleurie we also see lesser known but nonetheless important souvenirs of the Battle of Normandy. 13 km  - Free - Randonnée 14 / Touques Randonnées - 06 67 23 70 28 - touquesrando@sfr.fr www.randonnees-normandes.com

SAINT-MARTIN-DES-BESACES [D4] Walk “The Bocage Breakout” - Meeting point on the car park of the Bocage Breakout Museum August 27th 9.30am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, a guided walk. Discover the historic site and the operation Bluecoat to follow the slow progress of Allied troops towards the south of Calvados, and learn more about the fighting in the hedgerows. Picnic at the

Guided walk “Walk for the Brave”- Meeting point in car park in front of Signal monument June 8th 9am As part of the Randonnées de la Liberté series of walks, a family outing. Moments of prayer and emotion in front of the magnificent Monument to the Brave, installed in 2004 on the magnificent fine 80

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