“Normandy Veterans 70 years on” is a unique project which enabled Legasee to film the oral histories of 100 Normandy Veterans involved in Operation Overlord. Funded by the Heritage Lottery the interviews are a freely-available, eye-witness resource for students, historians and military enthusiasts for generations to come.
The Veterans provide remarkable first-person accounts of this seminal moment of Britsih military history and are the basis for some unique learning.
From Baker Steet to Broadcasting house - personal stories that will surprise, shock and inspire a new generation of young historians.
The project has enabled us to create a series of unique edcuational resources for schools which are based on the remarkable first-person testimonies we've recorded.
Over the course of five lesson plans we enable students to consider the preparation, execution and effect of the entire Normandy Campaign.
With over 300 Veteran interviews available to view, now is the perfect time to become a member of our charity and gain access to all our Archive Services.
“It’s frightening to be on guard duty because you don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know if a German is going to pop up or two or three Germans are going to pop up. You’re there, what do you do? Very frightening.”
“I went over to see how they were and the MO [Medical Orderly] just says, 'well they're dying' and I stayed with them. ”
“I had a strange feeling it wasn’t me that was running, I was outside myself looking at somebody running and this was a very strange feeling”