The 6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy. To mark the occasion, in this Rough Guides podcast episode we take a look at how the Second World War is memorialised across Europe, and the importance of doing commemorating such events.
The podcast all ties in with our Travel the Liberation Route Europe Guide, which comes out in July. This unique and exceptional book focuses traces the route that the Allied Forces took across Europe during the liberation from Nazi rule at the end of the Second World War, starting in the UK and traveling through France and the Netherlands to the Czech Republic. From the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth to the German Resistance Memorial Centre in Berlin or Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, there are sights all over Europe that allow you to experience first-hand accounts of how different people were affected by the Second World War.
We speak with Joe Staines (co-author of the guide) and writer Louisa Adjoa-Parker to discuss how different European countries were affected, and also listen to some of the lesser-known histories of the Second World War.
We believe it's important that we retell and record these stories while they are still in living memory – and use them, to pay attention to the world around us.
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This episode was produced by Femi Oriogun-Williams of Reduced Listening.
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