Keeping alive the memories of WW2
June 2009 marked the 65th anniversary of the Normandy Landings by the Allies. This assault, together with other campaigns in NW Europe, southern France and Italy, would lead to the Liberation of France and ultimate Victory over the Axis Forces. While many people have a lot to be thankful for these events of WW2 – and there is much to celebrate – there was a price for Ultimate Victory.
A number of commemorative events were organised by the Normandy Veterans Association, the British Legion and others in France, Britain and elsewhere to mark the Normandy Landings of 1944. The above photographs show the commemorations on Saturday 6 June 2009 at the West Cumbria Normandy Veterans Memorial, St Nicholas’ Church Gardens, Whitehaven, Cumbria.
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