Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

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D-DAY – BRITISH FORCES DURING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY 6 JUNE 1944 | Imperial War Museums
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The Sturminster Newton Literary Festival 2024 D-Day Project is looking for contributions from local people whose family members took part in the military invasion of Normandy
80 years ago.
From these personal stories, the LitFest team will create an exhibition of family testimonies and images to go on show in The Exchange Gallery in Sturminster Newton from 6th June. On 9th June the exhibition will be formally launched alongside author events commemorating the invasion.
If you would like to contribute to the exhibition, please send up to 500 words describing your forbear’s experiences in June 1944. You can send it to sturlitfest1@gmail.com or deliver a hand-written account to the Town Council Offices in Sturminster Newton, marked FAO Cllr Pauline Batstone – D-Day 80th Anniversary Project. Deadline for submissions is Friday 29th March 2024.
Sturminster Newton Literary Festival is from 8th-16th June in 2024 and the full programme will be announced in March.

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