War Monument Bayeux

Bayeux (France) has a strong association with Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Both major cities were the first to be liberated by the allied forces of Operation Overlord.

Each year the foundation “18 September Festival” organizes an exchange with schoolchildren from Eindhoven who then go and get the flame in Bayeux. The torch is lighted in Bayeux on September 16th and the schoolchildren bring it to Eindhoven on September 18. Finally the flame is extinguished on October 4th by the same pupils.

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  • Text: Ad Smulders
  • Photos: Ad Smulders