In 1943–44, over 10,000 American GIs descended on the village of Braunton and trained for the D-Day landings amongst the dunes of Saunton Beach… On Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019, Saunton D-Day is stepping back in time to bring history alive.
Entry to the event is free. Car parking is available in Saunton Beach Car Park – standard fees apply. Please arrive early to guarantee a space.
We are inviting visitors to help us to bring this occasion alive by getting into the 1940s spirit! Dig out that vintage dress, or rummage through your local charity shop for some vintage threads. You don’t have to go the whole hog – granddad’s old Trilby and a waistcoat, spotty dress and bows… get inventive and get involved!
Click here for style tips: http://vintagedancer.com/1940s/
Or, if you’re looking to buy a decent outfit there’s loads of great reenactment gear here: http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/
…and here: http://www.epicmilitaria.com/