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75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings
6 June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of The D-Day Landings, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations.
THE North Devon coast and its estuaries was changed beyond recognition 75 years ago as thousands of Allied troops began training for the most important operation of World War Two.
D-Day preparations had a big on the area, including British and American troops training on Braunton Burrows, the formation of RAF Chivenor and Braunton Home Guard plus air raids around the village.
Tales of the huge mine field laid on Saunton Beach and its subsequent removal using German prisoners of war as labour, the building of an American army camp on the edge of Braunton.
Around 25,000 troops passed through the region as they trained for D-Day.
The North Devon Maritime Museum will be playing it's part by hosting many displays to mark this memorable event.
NEW to the museum for 2019 will be a large exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings in Normandy in 1944
Also NEW for 2019:
An audio/visual presentation on “making an Appledore Frock “”
A working model of a rope walk, and an opportunity to try your hand at tying some knots “
In the Victorian Toilet a short audio/visual presentation on the history of the flushing water closet “