Lichfield Cathedral School

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Commemorating D-Day

The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Along with the associated airborne operations, it marked the beginning of the liberation of France and western Europe.  Unprecedented coordination between Allied nations, and the intensive planning of engineers, meteorologists, logisticians and countless more, led to a force from 13 countries approaching Normandy in a 6,000-vessel armada supported by 11,000 planes.  This assault led to France’s liberation from the German military and the eventual defeat of the Nazis.

Eighty years on, the continued commitment to honor the historic significance of D-Day and the sacrifices made, connects the strength of alliance and dedicated resolve during World War II to NATO strength and unity today. 

To commemorate this significant day, we were treated to a lunchtime concert of wartime songs from Miss Croft and Mr Chamberlin.