A UNIQUE D-DAY TRIBUTE

Lord Dulverton’s modern take on the Bayeux Tapestry honours the sacrifice and heroism of those who took part in the Normandy landings, writes Phil Loder

As Mustangs fly overhead, a Churchill AVRE with a fascine advances up the beach
A Sherman Firefly is clearly identifiable on Panel 25
Pictures Phil Loder

This may be the first article about needlework published in Classic Military Vehicle. After the 80th anniversary commemorations of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, however, it seems appropriate to highlight the Overlord Embroidery, a special tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those who took part in the invasion. The embroidery tells the story of the preparations for D-Day, the landings, and the battle for Normandy in 34 panels, each one measuring 8ft (2.4m) long by 3ft (0.9m) high, and with a combined length of 272f t (83m).

The Overlord Embroidery was inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, which shows the events before and during the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

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