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Normandy Liberation Celebrations

Published on July 30, 2019 by Chris Robinson

A range of events will be taking place from 31 July to 4 August as part of Normandy liberation celebrations.

Operation Cobra

The events will focus on the areas around Granville and Julloville which were both liberated on 31st July 1944.

Normandy liberation celebrations

Operation Cobra

Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army. The main activity took place from 25th - 28th July which was seven weeks after the D-Day landings. The aim was to attack while German troops were occupied in defending Caen. A huge, yet concentrated, aerial bombardment took place by Allied aircraft. As a result, German resistance collapsed and the offensive secured a victory in the Battle of Normandy.

Allied aircraft Allied aircraft

Event Highlights

Breville-sur-Mer - a reconstruction of an Allied military airbase Champeaux - a US military camp reconstruction
Granville - liberation parade, visits to the blockhouses and military camp at Pointe du Roc
Jullouville - International Airshow
Saint Pair-sur-Mer - Piper aircraft landing on the beach

Operation Cobra Normandy liberation celebrations

The liberation celebrations will end on Sunday 4th August with an airshow along the Granville to Julloville beaches. At least 40 planes and helicopters will take part. La Patrouille de France (the French equivalent of the Red Arrows) will also particpate. The timings are from 2 - 5pm. There will also be a static display of 350 vehicles from 10am to 5pm. At 5pm the vehicles will start the parade circuit. There will be parking restrictions and details of the route is on this website. There's also additional information in English about the events here.

Normandy reconstruction camp Normandy reconstruction camp Granville blockhouse

This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the Normandy liberation celebrations.

Meet The Author
Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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