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Battlefields 70th tour.

Walk the fields of the last Battle of Normandy for special anniversary MOST people will associate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy with the heroic D-Day Landings of June 1944, but an equally significant struggle took place over the following three months.

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 ( or 0871 244 1400) offers returns from PS110pp for a car and two passengers. Alternatively Rail Europe (0844 848 4070 or ) has returns from London to Nogent le Rotrou from PS112pp.

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Military tanks will be on display

D-day landings on Normandy beaches
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Nov 2, 2013
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