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WELLACRE - Upcoming Trip to Normandy 2017

Posted at 9:30 am on 22nd January, 2017

Sign up for WELLACRE Trip to Normandy 2017!

Join our 2017 trip to Normandy, France.

Departing on Monday 14th July and Returning on Friday 14th July 2017.

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A perfect way for our students to enrich their learning whilst experiencing the Culture and History of France. Practice, use and improve your Language skills whilst helping to build a wider learning community and encouraging friendships beyond the formalities of school.

For more information please contact:

Ms. J. Bailey, Leader of Modern Languages - jbailey(at)wellacre.org

During our 2017 trip to Normandy our students will visit the following -

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D-Day Museum

Built on the site of the artificial harbour used on June 6th 1944 during the beach landings of the Normandy Campaign. With a collection of working models, photographs, arms and equipment the guides of the museum expertly bring to life the remarkable story and significance of this artificial port.

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Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema

Located on the Arromanches clifftops and built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. The cinema presents the poignant film ‘The Price of Freedom’ which mixes newsreel imagery and archival material with modern day pictures to tell the story of the terrible Battle of Normandy.

Both locations stand in tribute to the soldiers from all countries and to the 20,000 civilians who were killed during this battle for the liberation of Europe.

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Pegasus Bridge Museum

Inaugurated on June 4th 2000 by HRH the Prince of Wales. The Memorial Pegasus is dedicated to the men of 6th Airborne Division and their role during the Battle of Normandy from June to September 1944.

The museum was designed and constructed within a few months by the D-Day and holds hundreds of historical objects, equipment, vehicles, documents and photographs of the era in its collection.  With guided tours, our students will discover the missions of the 6th Airborne Division and encounter the actual Pegasus Bridge along with a full size copy of a wartime Horsa glider.

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Colleville Cemetery

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944.

It was the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site honours the American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II and contains the graves of 9,386 military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations.