Socond World War veterans can return to Normandy

Messenger Newspapers: Soldiers storm the beaches of Normandy Soldiers storm the beaches of Normandy

VETERANS and their relatives are being offered the opportunity to visit the beaches and fields where the decisive campaign that ended the Second World War was fought.

Allied soldiers landed in Normandy, northern France, in June 1944, and were soon heavily involved in numerous battles leading up to the break-out from the beachheads.

And this June, 70 years later, a historical research group is planning to retrace the steps of the men who contributed so much to the final victory over Nazi Germany.

This trip will also take in Dunkirk, scene of the evacuation of more than 330,000 British soldiers from the beaches in May, 1940, following the victorious German sweep across northern France.

The trip to Normandy will run from June 5-9. For more information, visit www.battlefieldmemorialtours.co.uk or contact Brian Long on 01629 650780.

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