D-DAY - 75 STORIES: 1 APRIL 1944
We’re counting down to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and bringing you the stories of the people who served, and who died, on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy.
But D-Day and the Normandy campaign were a top-secret plan for long before the invasion began.
1 April 1944, was a date in history which played a key role in ensuring D-Day stayed classified.
Historian, author, broadcaster & Chair of the Chalke Valley History Festival, James Holland explains the extraordinary wartime restrictions enforced to keep D-Day secret.
Image credit: Wilky Wilkinson
James’ latest book: Normandy ’44 is published on 16 May by Bantam Press.
22,442 people from over 30 countries gave their lives whilst serving with British units on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy.
The Normandy Memorial Trust is building the British Normandy Memorial to commemorate their heroism and sacrifice.
The ‘22,442 Sacrifice for Freedom Campaign’ is raising funds to complete the project. You can donate to the campaign by visiting this link.
Your support and generosity is very much appreciated. Thank you.