05 FEB 2019: A significant moment in global history, June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy of the Second World War and this year will see several important occasions to commemorate the historic anniversary in the UK:

• Britain’s Imperial War Museums (IWM), with five museums across the UK, will retell the story between June 1 and 9 through three of its historic sites: HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms, all of which played a significant role in D-Day.

• Elsewhere, Bristol in south-west England will be marking the anniversary; the Normandy landings were planned by Gen Omar Bradley at Clifton College in Bristol, the US Army’s command base in the city. General Bradley and others stayed in a building in The Homes – now part of the University of Bristol’s Botanic Gardens – while he was in the city.

• In south England Southsea’s D-Day Museum is planning a major redevelopment ahead of the anniversary.

• More events and commemorations are also being planned across the country.


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