Lepe D-Day Tour
On the 6th June 1944, thousands of troops with their vehicles and supplies left Britain for the beaches of Normandy. This was D-Day, the start of the great campaign to drive the German army out of France and to bring the Second World War to its end. The D-Day invasion, code named Operation Overlord, one of the best kept secrets of the war, was underway.
Lepe played three important roles:
• As a major departure point for troops, vehicles and supplies.
• As a construction site for part of the prefabricated floating Mulberry Harbour.
• As the mainline base for the PLUTO fuel pipeline.
This audio tour focuses on Lepe’s varied roles and will share with you how Lepe and the surrounding area, played a vital part in the build up to D-Day and invasion of Europe. As you explore the area, you will also hear memories from those who were actually there at the time, the Normandy veterans themselves.
Audio tour developed by "Lepe Country Park" and powered by IZI.travel
LIST OF SITES
- 1. Lepe House
- 2. Lepe Beach
- 3. Clifftop View
- 4. D-Day Memorial
- 5. Horseshoe Shingle Spit
- 6. The Old Road. Access Track
- 7. D-Day Remains
- 8. Water Tower Base
- 9. Phoenix Caissons
- 10. Bollards