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Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry

The museum that houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
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D-Day - Caen bombing on 6 June 1944

D-Day - Caen bombing on 6 June 1944

During the Battle of Normandy in World War II, Caen saw intense and bitter combat between Allied and Axis forces. After the landing of the British I Corps at Sword Beach on June 6, 1944, progress of the Allied Forces stalled outside Caen. British and Canadian troops finally broke through on July 9, after an intense bombing campaign during Operation Charnwood that destroyed much of the city but ...
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For Freedom Museum

For Freedom Museum

The "For Freedom Museum" of Knokke Heist, shows the hard battle for the Scheldt estuary (say the Zwin Region) anno 1944 in an objective way by the collections of Freddy Jones and Patrick Tierssoone. <br>These collections are presented in a matchless setting achieved by Pierre Verbreyt who previously signed for the establishment of the Dead Man's Corner Museum in Normandy, France...
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Gold Beach I (Overlay)

Gold Beach I (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture of Gold Beach during D-Day.

Gold Beach was the Allied codename for the centre invasion beach during the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944. It lay between Omaha Beach and Juno Beach, was 8km wide and divided into four sectors. From West to East they were How, Item, Jig, and King.

The grim task of invading Gold Be...
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Canada War Museum - Belgium

Canada War Museum - Belgium

World War II, as it was lived in Flanders. The Canada Museum takes you back to the heart of that time. Through many realistic scenes you experience war time.
A monumental panorama represents the battle for the Leopold canal in a most impressive way.

This exceptional museum is unique in Europe and was founded as a special sign of honor for those who were involved in WWII a...
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Airfield B4 near Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy

Airfield B4 near Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy

Two days after D-Day, maintenance and construction commando squadrons arrived in Normandy to build airstrips. Ground crews of No 144 Wing (including Nos 441, 442 and 443 Squadrons) were deployed near Banville as early as June 9th, 1944. Both air and ground crews had to get used to the dust and lack of comfort of their temporary facilities. The bases and support personnel of the other Spitfire a...
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The Battle of Alamein, Egypt (Overlay)

The Battle of Alamein, Egypt (Overlay)

The Battle of Alamein, or more correctly the Second Battle of El Alamein, marked a significant turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. The battle lasted from October 23 to November 3, 1942. Following the First Battle of El Alamein, which had stalled the Axis advance, General Bernard Montgomery took command of the British Commonwealth's Eighth Army from Claude Auchinleck in...
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Memorial May 1940 - Battle for the Leie

Memorial May 1940 - Battle for the Leie

The permanent exhibition "Battle for the Leie 1940" starts with a reproduction of the end offensive in 1918.

The battle for the Leie officially lasted from 24 May up to 28 May 1940. In an old factory at Kuurne, situated on the former battlefield, a piece of forgotten history is presented in the form of dioramas, photographs, documents, uniforms, weapons and numerous oth...
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Bayeux Cathedral, France

Bayeux Cathedral, France

A Norman building from the 11th century.
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Caen - La citadelle

Caen - La citadelle

This fortress is still proudly standing in the middle of the city. The building was started by duke William the conqueror (probably in 1060) and was continued by his sons Henri 1er and Henri II until 1120.
It has survived to 1944 heavy bombing and shelling during the Normandy battle which smashed the town to the ground.
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Fort Douaumont WWI

Fort Douaumont WWI

The Battle of Verdun was a major battle of the Western Front in World War I. The battle was fought between the German and French armies between February 21 and 19 December 1916 around Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. It resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and about half a million wounded. It was the longest battle of World War I, and the second bloodiest after the battle of...
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Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. The Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St. Martin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Abbey
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