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Normandy 2014: 70th Anniversary


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(Posted on behalf of General Apathy aka Ken)

 

D-Day Week Events List 2014

 

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Center of Ste Mere Eglise will be closed to all traffic from Thursday 5th june at 1900Hr till Monday 9th June at 0800Hr...

 

Parking lots will be opened around the village, within about 3/4 mile from the main square... Parking fee 5Euro/day

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Hello,

 

For those who are willing to come to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and cant' find a place to stay, here's the deal:

 

I've booked a small farmhouse for 4 persons in La Haye du Puits, 15 miles away from Sainte-Mère-Eglise and I will stay there from june 1st to june 8th. I'm gonna stay alone there but did book a bigger place than I need in case a WW2 glider pilot would like to come and would have had a problem to find a place to stay (I focus my research on GP's !). It's not 100% sure yet but it seems like I have no veteran I know that is showing up this year. As a consequence, I will have an extra room in the farmhouse. So, if it can help someone, contact me by private message. Now the sad part : as I want to spend a nice week, I prefer to be alone than to be with a SOB. So, for those who will be interested, please be clean, nice and friendly and accept the conditons.

 

Best regards.

 

Gliderpilot

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I know it's very late in the game, but I am considering flying over for the the anniversary. Assuming I am willing to bite the bullet on the expensive plane ticket and can find a place to stay, will I be able to attend the various ceremonies and events. I am guessing many of these are limited to a certain number of people? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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I collect a little bit of everything, Civil War - WWII. Very interested in valor groups, especially those that include KIA Purple Hearts. Also interested in unique homefront items.


In honor of my great-uncle, Lt. Arnold M. Bree, killed in a B-24 accident in the skies over Italy, January 30, 1945:


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See you all there...my Jeep "CONNIE" aswell as some of us 2nd Armoured In Europe members will be around as 101st A/B troopers doing stuff and some in action dioramas in support of the Carentan march.......see you on the beach..

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Collector5516 there is quite an informative part about visiting Normandy during the 2014 anniversary on the UK Government website.

It states there will be a lot of restrictions around the 6th for most of the Normandy beach area..

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/travel-advice-for-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-normandy-landings

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Thank you for sharing that link Ewart. Unfortunately, it looks like I waited way too long to consider this trip. From what I've read, it seems that I will not be able to get anywhere near the majority of the ceremonies/commemorations.

Contact me at: benlevinsohn@gmail.com

I collect a little bit of everything, Civil War - WWII. Very interested in valor groups, especially those that include KIA Purple Hearts. Also interested in unique homefront items.


In honor of my great-uncle, Lt. Arnold M. Bree, killed in a B-24 accident in the skies over Italy, January 30, 1945:


http://www.findagrav...r&GRid=64978949


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It was great to see Donald Burgett on CNN in the video about the vet that jumped on the 70th Anniversary. Donald used Kickstarter to fund the trip to the event. Mission complete and well done!

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/world/europe/d-day-paratrooper-jumps-again/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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