The invasion of Europe commenced on D-Day when allied forces began an assault upon Nazi-occupied northern Europe in a bid to bring about the end of the Second World War.

A visit to The D-Day Story will combine for you the words and perspectives of the people who took part on both sides – military and  French civilians – plus our iconic and evocative collections of artefacts.

To give you a taster of the stories and collections available this section of the website provides further information about D-Day, the Battle of Normandy and their legacy.

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