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Message posted by daleswalker on 04/6/2019 at 7:37am
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On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, 6 June, The Normandy Memorial site will be inaugurated and the wonderful sculpture will be unveiled in the presence of a few dignitaries and some veterans The architects impression of the finished site (due to open to the public around about this time next year) looks absolutely stunning. If you haven't seen it yet have a look here;
https://www.normandymemorialtrust.org/
I was planning a UK based caravan holiday next year but I now think I'll be returning to Normandy!!
This has mainly been funded using the fines imposed on bankers after the Libor investigation. Still some fundraising to do yet though.

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I would like to go, Dad's cousin was killed there so his name will be on it, Archibald McKillop.

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Would love to go back but last time in Arromanche was horrendous. Lots of Americans everywhere, don't mind them but they wouldn't move and walked at least 3 abreast down the narrow roads. There were guides with flags and umbrellas up shouting 'we're walking' and it felt like a scene from a movie!

Perhaps when we don't have to go during school holidays we will try again as I would love to spend some time there. The sculptures looked wonderful on the news.

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Quote: Originally posted by gailbonney on 06/6/2019
Would love to go back but last time in Arromanche was horrendous. Lots of Americans everywhere, don't mind them but they wouldn't move and walked at least 3 abreast down the narrow roads. There were guides with flags and umbrellas up shouting 'we're walking' and it felt like a scene from a movie!

Perhaps when we don't have to go during school holidays we will try again as I would love to spend some time there. The sculptures looked wonderful on the news.



I've visited Arromanche a few times and apart from when I was there during the 70th anniversary week never really had an issue with crowds. It's usually quite busy but not to the detriment of the visit.

It's about time we had a memorial for the British and Commonwealth troops that sacrificed their lives on D-Day and during the Battle for Normandy. I look forward to a return next year when it's finished.


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Shame that it has taken 75 years and then for funds from the public needed for the memorial. Why are British governments so anti war memorials and also anti ex-soldier as they don't exactly offer too much help for injured whether physical or mental.

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Quote: Originally posted by daleswalker on 08/6/2019
Quote: Originally posted by gailbonney on 06/6/2019
Would love to go back but last time in Arromanche was horrendous. Lots of Americans everywhere, don't mind them but they wouldn't move and walked at least 3 abreast down the narrow roads. There were guides with flags and umbrellas up shouting 'we're walking' and it felt like a scene from a movie!

Perhaps when we don't have to go during school holidays we will try again as I would love to spend some time there. The sculptures looked wonderful on the news.



I've visited Arromanche a few times and apart from when I was there during the 70th anniversary week never really had an issue with crowds. It's usually quite busy but not to the detriment of the visit.

It's about time we had a memorial for the British and Commonwealth troops that sacrificed their lives on D-Day and during the Battle for Normandy. I look forward to a return next year when it's finished.





I have also been to Arromanche a few times and never had an issue with crowds or Americans, it is a delightful little town. I never go in school holiday mind you. The Normandy Beach B&B is a nice stay, fantastic breakfast!

I will also go next year to see the finished memorial, and yes, it is not before time.


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