Town goes to war for D-Day anniversary

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Scorching temperatures helped to make a weekend event marking the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day a success.

The annual Blyth Battery Goes to War event marked the anniversary of the D-Day landings with two re-enactments, along with a series of weapon displays.

The annual event being held a Blyth Battery remembering the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings. Photo by John Tuttiett.

The annual event being held a Blyth Battery remembering the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings. Photo by John Tuttiett.

And visitors were able to watch battle scenes being recreated as the Germans battled against the Allied forces for control of the beach.

There were also exhibitions of memorabilia, military vehicles including jeeps and motorbikes, interactive displays, as well as entertainment.

Exhibitions featured British, America and German camps, a working field kitchen, a Home Guard display and a Home Front Display, as well as live music which was provided by George Formby impersonator Colin Bourdiec, Megan Allan playing the Northumbrian pipes, jazz guitarist Anth Purdy, and Blyth Town Theatre Company choir.

 

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