We capture the personal recollections of our armed service Veterans

so their legacy of bravery, sacrifice and suffering can live on.

Funding and partners

 

Funding for “Normandy Veterans 70 years on” has kindly been provided by the Heritage Lottery. 

 

This project was undertaken in partnership with the Normandy Veterans Association. The Association disbanded in November 2014 due to the age and infirmity of its members.

We aimed to record and collate for the first time, the stories of 100 Normandy Veterans in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy in 2014. The interviews were recorded on digital film and are freely accessible on Legasee’s website.

The D-Day museum in Portsmouth will be the main depository for the films and can now access the interviews via a dedicated web portal in the musum.  Once refurbishment work is completed at the musuem [2017] they will feature as part of a permanent exhibition.

The project created opportunities for 17 volunteers and school children from both King Richard School Portsmouth and Luton Junior School in Chatham to learn new skills and gain a greater understanding of this oral history.

That these stories have now been told owes much to the dedication of George Batts (Normandy Veteran and NVA National Secretary), Alastair Dutch MBE and HLF for valuing their ambition and gaining Legasee’s support for the project.