Achievements

Achievements and partnerships of the D-Day Overlord association

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Normandie World War II International Film Festival

D-Day Overlord is an official partner of the first edition of the World War II International Film Festival, organized by the WW2 Foundation in Normandy. Funding was provided and its members participated actively in its organization.

Financing of a monument dedicated to Major Tucker in Carentan

The D-Day Overlord Association helped finance the rehabilitation of existing plaques and to build a monument to Major John E. Tucker in Carentan.

"The Longest Night" historical trail

As part of the 72nd anniversary of the Normandy landing, the D-Day Overlord Association created the historic "Longest Night" trail in the footsteps of American paratroopers and infantrymen on 6 June 1944 in the Cotentin Peninsula. During 6 to 7 hours of walking, the hikers discovered in an original way the battlefields with the exceptional participation of a reenactment group.

Funding for the return of Veterans

Since 2016, the D-Day Overlord association helps finance the travel of British veterans in Normandy, in partnership with the association "Return to Normandy". This initiative allows them to participate in the commemorations of the Battle of Normandy.

Panneaux pédagogiques

Creation of an exhibition

The D-Day Overlord association has developed and financed several educational panels describing the landing in Normandy as well as the war materials used for this occasion. These signs are intended for free use by schools or during D-Day events such as the 2016 and 2017 editions of the D-Day Race in Courseulles-sur-Mer.

D-Day Race

The D-Day Overlord association is an official partner of the D-Day Race since its first edition in 2015. This unprecedented event in Courseulles-sur-Mer (Juno Beach) brings together sport and history. An exhibition on the landing, inaugurated in 2016 by the association, provides explanations on the course of the D-Day to the participants of this race.

"Filthy 13" Monument

The D-Day Overlord association has financially supported the project of monument dedicated to "Filthy 13". These American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division were in charge of securing and destroying some bridges over the Douve river near Brévands. They became famous for having adopted the "Iroquois" haircut before the airborne operation over Normandy. The monument was inaugurated in June 2015 in Brévands as part of the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Normandy.

Documentary film Operation Cobra

The D-Day Overlord association financially supported the documentary film directed by Bernard Simon. This film tells the American operation called "Cobra" thanks to testimonies of Norman civilians who witnessed these events.

Stele in tribute to Commando Kieffer

Stele inaugurated in Colleville-Montgomery in the presence of veterans on June 7, 2014 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the landing and the battle of Normandy, in tribute to the 177 French commandos who participated on D-Day. It was co-financed by the D-Day Overlord association , the Amicale des Fusiliers Marins et Commandos and Olivier Bardolle.

Commemorative plaque of the 358th Fighter Group

Commemorative plaque inaugurated in front of the castle of Franquetot in Coigny (Manche) on 7 June 2014 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the landing and the battle of Normandy in tribute to the U.S.A 358th Fighter Group, Air Force.