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Bayeux in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

50th Northumbrian Division Memorial

 
 
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By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
1. 50th Northumbrian Division Memorial Marker
Inscription. To the Glory of God and in memory of all ranks of the brave men of the
50th Northumbrian Division
who laid down their lives for justice, freedom and the liberation of France in the assault on the beaches of La Riviere, La Hamel & Arromanches on the 6th of June 1944 and in battle on the fields of Normandy.

The town of Bayeux, the first town in France to be liberated by the Allied armies, was entered and freed by troops of this division on the morning of 7th June 1944.

Les troupes de cette division ont pénètre le 7 juin 1944 au matin dans Bayeux première ville de France à être rendue à la liberté par la armées alliées.
 
Location. 49° 16.508′ N, 0° 42.23′ W. Marker is in Bayeux, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is on Rue L L le Forestier, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayeux, Basse-Normandie 14400, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Doyen du Chapitre (a few steps from this marker); Les Abords du Chevet de la Cathédrale (within shouting distance of this marker); Un édifice du Xe siècle (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Rempart Gallo-Roman
50th Northumbrian Division Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
2. 50th Northumbrian Division Memorial Marker
Marker is partially obstructed by the red and yellow striped awning, part of the Fêtes Médiévales (Medieval Festival) event.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Le palais Episcopal (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); L'Esplanade Flachat (about 90 meters away); L'Aure (about 210 meters away); Autour des Augustines (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayeux.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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