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Acadian Week 2021

Courseulles-sur-Mer, the Juno Beach Centre and other villages of Normandy pay hommage to the Acadian soldiers that participated to D-Day.

Bletchley Park Presents: John Ferris – Behind the Enigma

In this virtual talk, John Ferris, author and Professor of History at The University of Calgary, will assess the evolution of British codebreaking in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Bletchley Park, and World War Two.

Wartime London: Art of the blitz

Explore the Second World War’s impact on London life with a unique art exhibition housed in the secret command centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Allied effort.

D-Day in the UK: The roots of Europe’s Liberation

Discover how the route of the liberation of Europe began in the UK. Explore sites with an important connection to the invasion in this fascinating online talk and panel discussion.

Early Days

This new exhibition covers the events of 1938 to late 1939. Focusing on the team of early pioneers who set up the wartime codebreaking headquarters at Bletchley Park in the build-up to World War Two, this is a story of teamwork and ingenuity at a time of global challenge.

Dover at War

Join us this May bank holiday and travel back in time to discover what life was like in Dover during the Second World War. The year is 1941, Nazi Germany is at the height of its power and Dover Castle is now on the front line. As you explore the castle grounds, meet wartime characters working at the castle and piece together their stories. There’s information to gather, secrets to hide and connections to make in order to help them succeed in a secret mission.

Memorial Day Ceremonies – ABMC

On May 31, 2021, two pre-recorded ceremonies will be broadcast via the ABMC's digital and social media platforms commemorating the sacrifice of American Armed Forces.

D-Day Festival

The D-Day Festival Normandy 2021 will take place from 29 May to 13 June 2021 in the Normandy region.

Together!

The Juno Beach Centre is highlighting the countries who contributed to the liberation of Europe from the yoke of nazism in the form of a temporary exhibit entitled “Together!”. This exhibit underlines their roles, contributions, and their links to Canadians on land, sea, and in the air.

Snapshots – Echoes of Silence – Luc Mary-Rabin

An assortment of 55 original prints by Luc Mary-Rabine dedicated to remembrance and in particular to the concentration camps and extermination centres are put on display at the Royal Military Museum. To create a link between past and present period pictures from the Museum collections complete the selection.

Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the World

The Potsdam Conference marks one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. World-wide, it stands as a symbol of the endpoint of World War II in Europe and the outbreak of the Cold War. The “Potsdam Agreement” that was adopted at Cecilienhof Palace laid the foundation for the reshaping of the world after 1945.

Militracks 2021 – Oorlogsmuseum Overloon

Militracks is on Saturday 25 September and Sunday 26 September 2021. The military collectibles market opens at 09:00, at the same time as the gates to the grounds open. The vehicles begin driving starting at 09:30. From that time, there will be on-going rides, with a short lunch break at noon. Militracks lasts on both days until 17:00.

Great Women during the War: 1939-1945

During the Second World War, women experienced anxiety, fear, worry and loss, while holding on to hope. They contributed to the war effort by working and by drawing upon their energy and skills to seize new opportunities, and to successfully take on new responsibilities — often receiving little recognition in return.

The forgotten execution – Audiotour

Wednesday, September 20, 1944. While the Battle of Arnhem is in full swing, in Sonsbeek Park four men are standing in front of a German firing squad. During the free audio tour 'The Forgotten Execution' you walk through park Sonsbeek to the place of the execution.

Havendagen Tholen

Havendagen is a weekend of local celebration organised every two years in Tholen, in the southwest Netherlands. In 2021, the event will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation.