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  • Carentan Airborne Festival - Normandy, 2nd - 6th June 2007

    For the 63rd anniversary of D-Day, the City of Carentan and Kerdun 0rganisation with the support of Liberty Jump Team, CampCaf and the Carentan Historical Center are proud to announce the second edition of the historical festival from June 2nd to 6th, 2007 at the Carentan hippodrome.

    Several activities are planned to be scheduled:

    - Living history encampment
    - Parachute jump demonstration
    - Downtown military vehicle parade
    - 101st Airborne Division Drop Zone visit from helicopter
    - WWII music concert and dance
    - Fireworks
    - Exhibitions
    - Veteran meetings
    - Official ceremonies
    - Historical march…

    Info :

    - The camp is located at the Carentan hippodrome. It is open to all individual WWII re-enactors and groups with appropriate ALLIED ETO, June 1944 impression. We prefer re-enactors representing units that liberated Carentan, i.e. : 101st Airborne, 2nd Armored Division, 70th Tank Battalion, Stars & Stripes news reporters, or those that fought in the area i.e. : 29th Inf, 82nd Airborne, Glider Pilots, 4th Inf. Division, USN Beach Bns, Amphibious Units, USO…
    - Camp is free of charge for visitors.
    - Advance registration is required. Participants are considered part of the re-enactment and must observe rules at all times. Deactivated weapons (complying with French law) are permitted on the campgrounds.
    - The organization reserves the right to reject re-enactors who do not meet safety, authenticity, or other standards.
    - Complimentary commodities are available on site. On-site catering will be supplied by the Kerdun Organisation.
    - For security reasons, fires or barbecues are strictly prohibited on site.
    - Re-enactors and collectors are provided with space for setting up their period military encampment and exhibit their military vehicles, uniforms and gear. (There is no civilian camping or non-period vehicles permitted on site)
    - Military vehicle shuttle service available each hour from camp to « Dead Man’s Corner Museum»
    - Times are still subject to change

    Friday June 1

    Camp Liberty Jump, check-in and field encampment build-up starts at 14:00 until Saturday 9:00 am

    Saturday June 2

    10 h 00 Camp Liberty Jump opens to the general public
    Opening ‘Fixed bayonet’ exhibit (1/6 scale)
    Opening La Presse de la Manche photo exhibit
    Opening C-47 airplane visits
    Opening helicopter flight over the drop zones
    14 h 00 WWII Military vehicle liberty convoy through Carentan
    17 h 00 Tank demonstration
    Meeting with veterans
    Press conference
    20 h 00 USO Camp Show
    Fireworks

    Sunday June 3

    08 h 00 Depart from Place du Valnoble, Carentan centre « Brothers in Arms March », 3rd edition, ‘Walk where they Fought, in the Footsteps of the 101st Airborne Division’
    10 h 00 Camp Liberty Jump opens to the general public
    Opening ‘Fixed bayonet’ exhibit (1/6 scale)
    Opening C-47 airplane visits
    Opening La Presse de la Manche photo exhibit
    Opening helicopter flight over the drop zones
    15h 00 Static shows, German and US paratroopers with vehicles
    16h 00 BIA March arrival at Camp Liberty Jump
    17 h 00 Veteran meetings
    Author’s book signing
    19 h 00 Drop Zone Carentan – Liberty Jump Team WWII jump from vintage C-47
    20 h 00 Nocturne at Camp Liberty Jump. GI field camp life

    Monday June 4

    10 h 00 Camp Liberty Jump opens to the general public
    Opening ‘Fixed bayonet’ exhibit (1/6 scale)
    Opening ‘La Presse de la Manche photo exhibit
    Tank exhibition
    Opening C-47 airplane visit
    Opening helicopter flight over the landing beaches
    20 h 00 Nocturne at Camp Liberty Jump. GI field camp life

    Tuesday June 5

    10 h 00 Camp Liberty Jump opens to the general public
    Opening ‘Fixed bayonet’ exhibit (1/6 scale)
    Opening La Presse de la Manche photo exhibit
    Opening C-47 airplane visit

    Wednesday June 6

    Official ceremony at Capt Hancock Monument, Cabbage Patch, Purple Heart Lane, Carentan
    Official ceremony at Signal Monument, in front of Carentan Mayor’s Office

    Contacts:

    MILITARY FIELD CAMP & PARADE Registrations and info: CampCaf: Fred de Bock. Tel :06.72.07.18.75 Email : [email protected]

    MAIN ORGANIZATION Info: Kerdun Organization, Gilles Barbé: Tel :06.61.50.54.01 [email protected]

    BROTHERS IN ARMS MARCH Registration and info: Carentan Historical Centre, 2 village de l’Amont, 50500 Saint-Côme-du-Mont. Tel : 02.33.42.00.42 Email : [email protected]
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  • #2
    Wow

    Hey Dr S, any chance that they can move those dates up a couple weeks so i can be there.

    Certainly looks like a very good show indeed, make sure we get plenty of pics.

    CD
    "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    • #3
      Dr S,

      You going to make it? We were planning on adding the new Airborne Museum in to our trip, but alas... looks like it will be at least next year before it's open... unless someone knows better.

      http://www.paratrooper-museum.org/about_phl.html

      ..."We initially planned to open in June 2007, but we were unable to reach the financial goal and a new law prohibiting constructions below sea level has caused to delay the project. Our new goal is now to be open in time for the 65th anniversary of D-day in June 2009. "
      Tray Green

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      • #4
        Unlikely I'll be able to go...my visits and trips have dropped off sharply now that I have two tiny clones running around the house.

        Dr. S.
        Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.

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        www.tabletown.co.uk

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