Bairstow Manor Collectables – Winston Churchill ‘Life and Times’ Large Character Jug, To Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. (Ltd. of 350)
On 6th June 1944, after many months of planning and the build-up of a massive force of troops, the Allied forces of World War Two invaded Normandy, northern France, in an attempt to liberate Europe from Germany’s occupying army. D-Day was the greatest seaborne invasion in history. Some 160,000 troops (including British, American, and Canadian forces) embarked 5,000 craft in southern England and landed on five beaches on the Normandy coast, supported by approximately 13,000 aircraft. Winston Churchill’s speech ‘we shall fight them on the beaches’ is one of the defining speeches during the World War Two.