Battlefields 70th tour.
At the end of August 1944, the last battle of Normandy took place in the Falaise Chambois pocket (between Argentan and Vimoutiers) where around 100,000 retreating Germans were encircled in the so-called 'corridor of death'. Montgomery dubbed it 'the beginning of the end of the war' which enabled the allies to go on and liberate Paris.
Throughout summer 2014 a series of events at Mont Ormel will commemorate the anniversary, including an exhibition of original military tanks and German motorcycles used during the Normandy campaign, in addition to guided walking tours of the battlefields and self-guided circuits.
Orne in Normandy is an hour's drive from the ferry port at Caen and Brittany Ferries (www.brittanyferries.com or 0871 244 1400) offers returns from PS110pp for a car and two passengers. Alternatively Rail Europe (0844 848 4070 or www.raileurope.co.uk ) has returns from London to Nogent le Rotrou from PS112pp.
For more information, visit www.normandy-travel.co.uk
Military tanks will be on display
D-day landings on Normandy beaches
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|Publication:||Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)|
|Date:||Nov 2, 2013|
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