Battle Group North, Yorkshire Air Museum - 9th & 10th May 2009.
A Pre D-Day Camp
Journey back to May 1944, the Allies are nearly ready to launch the attack on Europe to free the occupied countries. As the build up of men and material continues, camps spring up across the country. Next to a small village the army has moved in, a vehicle pool stands behind the old stables, the cottages have extra guests as soldiers are billeted with families.
The village hall has been taken over by the officers as an admin post, the village green is a parade square. Tents fill the meadow behind the village.
Watch soldiers in mock battles on exercise, meet the families that welcome the troops into their own homes, experience the build up to the second front…