75th anniversary D-Day commemorations
This year is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a battle that began on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
Over 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces came together to land on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified coast in Normandy, France. The invasion is well documented as one of the largest amphibious military assaults ever in history.
The Royal Navy was a key part of this battle and the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, D-Day became a tipping point in the War resulting in the liberation of France, and later Europe, from Nazi Germany’s control. The Normandy landings are often referred to as the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
D-Day 75 commemorative events span the whole of summer 2019 and beyond with several significant events in and around central Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be highlighting stories, events and interesting D-Day related parts of the attractions during the 75th anniversary.
Below is a list of events happening at the dockyard to mark one of history’s defining moments.
D-Day 75 events
Jul 11The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Missions Behind D-Day At Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Join us for D-Day
Buy an annual ticket and make the most of a full summer of commemorative events, activities and art installations.
A Full Navy Ticket gives you access to all of the attractions for a whole year.Buy tickets