D-Day Memorial Portsmouth

This memorial is dedicated to the Allied invasion on the beaches of Northern France, also known as D-day. The text on the memorial reads:

(Facing the Sea)
"D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944."[/]

(Facing inland - left)
"1940
FRANCE AND THE LOW
COUNTRIES HAVING BEEN
OVERRUN WE LABOURED
ALONE TO OBSTRUCT
OUR COASTS WITH SUCH
BLOCKS AS THIS AGAINST
INVASION BY THE
ENEMIES OF FREEDOM"


(Facing Inland - Right)
"1944
YET FROM THIS VERY
BEACH IN THE COMPANY
OF POWERFUL ALLIES
MANY THOUSANDS OF
OUR MEN EMBARKED ON
THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF
LIBERATING EUROPE AND
ACHIEVED THEIR OBJECTIVE."


(Below in the wall)
"THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY
FIELD MARSHAL The Rt Hon the VISCOUNT
MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN K.G.,G.C.B.,D.S.O.
ON THE 6th JUNE 1948

FRANK MILES JP
LORD MAYOR
V.BLANCHARD L.L.M.
TOWN CLERK

A.J.SHARPE F.R.I.B.A.
CITY ARCHITECT"

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Source

  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Jente de Roust

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