Back to Normandy

by Fred Vogels

About Back to Normandy

Why Back to Normandy
The beaches of Normandy and the countryside nearby are beautiful, peaceful, and picturesque. But they were not always so – in June 1944 they saw some of the fiercest fightings of the Second World War and some of the most heroic acts of bravery and courage seen on a battlefield. The sheer valor of the men who landed on the beaches of Normandy on that wet and windy morning of the 6th of June 1944 changed the course of history and ensured that the evil forces of Nazism were defeated and that freedom returned to Europe. Those beaches and the adjoining countryside are visited by many thousands of people of all nationalities. Each year, all interested, for one reason or another, to see where the action took place or perhaps to trace the footsteps of a member of their family who fought in the Normandy campaign or to see where a particular regiment or military unit fought and won on D-Day. I hope you will be able to help, by sharing your stories, photos, and historical locations. By doing so you will be assisting all those who wish to learn more about World War II and helping to preserve the spirit of those courageous men who fought and died on the beaches of Normandy – the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe. And let's not forget all the airmen and sailors who made this invasion possible in the years beyond. All these men and women commemorated on this website, earn your attention.


WWII starts in Poland

Nazi attack


WWII ends in Germany

Allies defeated the Nazis


My Music, My War
I write music and write about WWII because I must.
Film (from left to right):
- My music, My war
- Night and Fog
- The last Pilgimmage
- Give them back their names

map search

Add you location

Living in Western Europe? Do you want to know what happened in World War II?

Starting from: Try you own environment


Archive from contributors

More than 20 years of looking in books and libraries

Starting from: My own responsibility

Personal stories

WW2 stories

Some of them survived, some of them did not.

Starting from: Remember them

Verhalen van Nederlanders

Bijdragen van verschillende mensen

Op 10 mei werd Nederland overvallen .

Starting from: 4 & 5 mei gedenken we deze dagen




Learn more about the Allied Divisions and their missions

Divisions in WWII in European Theatre of Operations (ETO).


Missions by Allied Squadrons
Give them back their names, those who are left behind or not mentioned

For those who died for our freedom

See the names of all those who are buried here

Video - Music showcase

Selection of the Back to Normandy video's

Music | audio archive

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