Did you know that today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day?
Well now you do.
If your family have any sort of interest in history (and really you should – it’s important you know), then this summer is the perfect time to visit Normandy and enjoy the vast array of museums and historical sites that tell the tale of the largest seaborne invasion ever – the day that potentially changed forever the way we live today.
Now I’ve never been very good at history. I enjoyed projects about the Romans in primary school – tracing and colouring pictures and copying things out of books in my best writing – but I didn’t even take history GCSE. I find it hard to get a sense of anything through a textbook. Visiting an actual site though where something has happened really brings things to life for me – it’s why I want to visit the book depository in Dallas, Texas, and why visiting Auschwitz is on my list of 40 things to do before I’m forty.
If you’re like me and want to get a feel for what D-Day really meant and how it shaped the future of Europe, why not pay Normandy a visit? It’s basically like going to Cornwall, but with the added excitement of taking a ferry to France and flashing your passport.
Image source: Brittany Ferries presents the D-Day guide. Sponsored post.