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D-Day 75

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

‘Normandy Veterans - '75 Years On' is an updated oral history project, recording the stories of veterans of the D-Day landings and the subsequent Normandy Campaign. A key output from the Lottery funded project has been the creation of a Teaching Resource which, through the personal testimony of the veterans we've interviewed, will help to engage your pupils in the story of Operation Overlord. Our video archive features interviews with over 150 Normandy veterans and can be found here

How to use the lesson plans

The six sets of learning materials each tackle a different chapter of the whole Normandy campaign. Within each Lesson plan you will find links to video interviews recorded with veterans who were in action and we hope you will enjoy hearing their first-hand testimonies. Throughout, you will find planned thinking points to stimulate classroom discussion and learning.

Our resources are all provided free of charge and whilst they remain the intellectual property of Legasee Educational Trust we would be delighted if you would download, print off, photocopy, and use in the way that best suits your learning and teaching styles.

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Legasee is one of the first consolidated attempts to document the war-time experiences of men and women who have served their country.  While remembrance ceremonies and battle anniversaries are regularly reported on TV,  this coverage rarely focuses on veterans’ personal experiences for more than a few seconds and is of limited value as an educational tool or a record of individual achievement. Legasee aims to cover military life in much more depth by focusing on personal stories and viewpoints. If you think this work is important, please consider a donation. PLEASE DONATE NOW