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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