Events for Wednesday 6th June 2012
On This Day in History
D-day Invasion6th June 1944
The long-awaited Anglo-American invasion of Nazi Europe begins just after midnight on June 6, 1944, as the first wave of U.S., British, and Canadian paratroopers plunge into the darkness over Normandy. It was the largest combined sea, air, and land military operation in history, with the participation of 3 million men, 13,000 aircraft, and 6,000 ships. At daybreak, a heavy bombardment of the French coast ended as 135,000 Allied troops stormed ashore at five landing sites. Despite the formidable German coastal defenses, beachheads were achieved at all five locations.
Further ReadingThe D-Day Landings
(Hardback - 312 pages)
by Philip Warner
Operation OVERLORD June 1944 was the greatest seaborne invasion, indeed the greatest military endeavour, of all time. Though eventually a brilliant victory, the D-Day Landings came close to being the greatest military history disaster. This is a unique collection of letters and accounts from all ranks and regiments, and it… Read more...Only £16.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
MID SUMMER AIR SHOWStarts: Wed 6th June
Ends: Wed 6th June
Price: £20/£25 Adults, Children FREE
Tel: +44 (0)1767 627927
Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
Airshow in Nr Biggleswade, BedfordshireMid Summer Air Show
Sunday 3rd June 2012 Gates open 9am Flying starts 2pm
Display content will be added nearer the time, please see website for details.
Adults £20 online in advance 0r Adults £25 on the day at the gate
Adult Ticket Price: £20.00
Child Ticket Price: £FREE