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Normandy D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary

Posted on: March 28th, 2019 by Kathryn Jobson

The Memorial de Caen Museum has organised a special exhibition to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

On January 6, 1941, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave one of the most important speeches of the 20th Century, the “Four Freedoms” speech.

Inspired by the speech, Norman Rockwell produced four paintings to illustrate the “Four Freedoms”. During the war the paintings travelled the U.S., raising 130 million dollars to support the war effort. These four paintings, which are among the most famous and important artworks of 20th Century America, along with other paintings will be shown at the Caen Memorial for the anniversary of the Allied Landings and the Battle of Normandy. The D-Day Landings on the 6th June 1944, heralded the liberation of Western Europe and the Battle of Normandy led to the collapse of the German army on the Western front.

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