D-Day Veterans Invade Duxford

| 06 June 2001
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Hundreds of D-Day veterans from all over the world converged on the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambs, on Sunday June 3 for the opening of two important new exhibitions.

The Normandy Experience and Monty were both opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum.

The Normandy Experience, which visitors enter through a replica Landing craft, tells the story of the Invasion of France on June 6, 1944 and the subsequent bloody battles in Normandy.

Special emphasis is placed on the real stories of the 157, 500 soldiers, sailors and airmen who took part in the massive operation to begin the end game of the Second World War.

Monty tells the story of the life and achievements of Field Marshal Montgomery, Commander of Allied Land Forces at the time of D-Day.

At the centre of the display is Monty's famous staff car and his three converted lorry 'caravans' which served as his mobile headquarters throughout North African, Italy and finally the victorious campaign in Northern Europe.

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