The flags are out and the bunting is up as Bude prepares to celebrate the D-Day commemorations this week to mark respect for the lives lost on 6 June 1944 and during the ensuing Battle of Normandy which happened 75 years ago.
In the biggest seaborne invasion in history, in 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory against the Nazis that was the turning point for World War II in Europe.
- 7000 vessels were used
- 12000 allied aircraft supported the invasion
- 23000 airborne troops were dropped
- 132000 men landed on the beaches
- 10000 casualties
- 15000 French civilians were killed
- The fight went on for weeks, not just a day
The Falcon is all decorated ready for D-Day +75 this Thursday. They’ll be serving their Chefs Menu Specials in the style of 1944 … while Cutz Ahead has also a wonderful display in its window.
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