Every year the Manche département, and more widely the Normandy region, commemorates D-Day on 6 June 1944. For the sake of remembrance, an array of events are organised to pay tribute to veterans and to those who stood up to the barbarism. These also provide the opportunity to highlight the hard-earned peace in Europe and the friendly relations that have since developed between the former warring nations.
Azeville et Tatihou Island
Find out what work the Département is doing to reveal or rebuild parts of the Atlantic Wall.
Various actions are developed for young people to encourage them to reflect on the legacy of the Second World War.
The ONAC-VG, National Office for Veterans and Victims of War, is a government department whose remit includes remembrance duties.
At a time – more than 70 years after the end of World War II – when there are ever fewer direct witnesses, ensuring that these memories live on in the younger generations is a duty, to prevent and inform. Remembering, so that it does not happen again.