"A very interesting exhibition, I only wish I was could be here longer to see and read more of the information. Really recommend to anyone who visits."
Mark, West London
‘A fantastic museum, a credit to all those who fought’
Normandy Veterans in Portsmouth
'100 Portraits' project
Marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day, May-June 2009
The anniversary of the D-Day Landings is commemorated every year in Portsmouth, due to the city's strong links to this historic event and the presence of the D-Day Museum. 6 June 2009 was to be the 65th anniversary of D-Day. It was clear that this might be the last occasion on which large numbers of Second World War veterans would come to Portsmouth to mark the anniversary.
The D-Day Museum therefore decided to work with local amateur photographers from Solent Camera Club to take portrait photographs of as many D-Day and Normandy veterans as possible. The results of this project can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Thank you to all the veterans for participating in the project and for sharing their experiences with us.
The volunteer photographers from Solent Camera Club were: Duncan Allan, Marc Bowyer-Briggs, Diana Goss, Peter Jinman, Scott Morgan, Paul Stone and Andrew Whitmarsh. Other volunteers involved in the project were: Gordon Blackman, Fred Chandler, Viv Marks, Alan Marks, Jo Morris and Simon Williams. The D-Day Museum is grateful to all of the above for their assistance - this project could not have been done without them.