- Starts: 22/06/2019 10:30 am
- Ends: 22/06/2019 4:30 pm
Discover the important role of Poland’s military during the Normandy landings at this special anniversary event!
Join us to celebrate how Poland’s navy, army and air force helped ensure that D-Day and the allied invasion of mainland Europe was a success.
The event is being organised by the British-Polish charity 307 Squadron Project and will be a day of international cooperation between Portsmouth and Poland. The D-Day Story is proud to host this special one day event in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event is included in the admission price for the museum.
The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda is the patron of this event. Many British-Polish VIPs including representatives of the Polish government, the Polish Embassy in London, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and other civic dignitaries, will also attend the event.
The Polish D-Day Story, promoting British-Polish friendship and cooperation will include the following:
- An exhibition in both English and Polish detailing the Polish D-Day Story
- Presentation by Alexander Smaga, designer of the newly installed Polish Air Force Memorial in Normandy
- ‘Forever a Pilot’ a film by Sławomir Ciok about 303 Squadron pilot Alex Herbst who was involved in D-Day
- Performances by British/Polish singer Katy Carr
- Polski Klub Miłośników Historii (Polish History Lovers Club)
- Performances by the Polska Sobotnia Szkoła im. Powstańców Listopadowych w Portsmouth (Portsmouth Polish Saturday School)
- Art installation by Seran Kubisa (grand-daughter of Polish soldier Tadeusz Kubisa who served in the Normandy Campaign)
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.