Devon D-Day 2019 is a summer-long commemoration of North Devon’s role in the D-Day Landings of World War II. Our coast became the US Army’s Assault Training Centre.
10,000 American Soldiers used the area’s beaches, estuaries and sand dunes to invade the German-occupies coastline of Europe.
There a whole host of events happening throughout the Summer, starting with a talk entitled ‘The Friendly Invasion’ at Woolacombe Village Hall on 18th May, as well as History Walks, Exhibitions and Memorial Services continuing over the summer. The high-light will be the 2 day living history event at Saunton on 15-16 June. Local Museums, including our very own Mortehoe Museum, will have their own Micro Exhibitions telling their stories of World War II.
To find out more, check out http://visitdevon.co.uk/northdevon/explore/d-day-in-devon