Reflecting on D-Day

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Nigel Hay weighs in on the highs and lows of this year’s D-Day ‘Festival’ commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings

The Veterans Parade commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings in the town of Arromanche on June 6, 2024
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The mass exodus from Normandy of up to a million tourists, camping vans and military vehicles has all but finished and our roads, towns and villages are once again how we expect them to be – nice and quiet.

I doubt even the most careful planning could have anticipated just how many people would come to the invasion areas, and it does seem that the authorities handled things quite well. Sadly, there was a fatal road accident near Bayeaux involving a Jeep and a Gendarmerie vehicle where the driver of the Jeep was killed.

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