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HER Number:MDV107049
Name:Normandy Way Plaque, Salcombe

Summary

Plaque commemorating the men of the United States Navy who took part in the D-Day assault on the Normandy beaches.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 740 390
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, SAL04 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Plaque visible on the side of 21-22 Fore Street, above the Normandy Way street sign. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.


Unknown, 2014, With the British Army in Flanders (Website). SDV356126.

Photographs show the plaque above the Normandy Way street sign, with the following inscription: NORMANDY WAY/SO NAMED TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN/OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY/WHO PASSED THIS WAY TO EMBARK/FOR THE NORMANDY BEACHES/THERE TO ASSAULT THE ENEMY/ON "D" DAY, TUESDAY THE 6TH OF JUNE, 1944./AN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE OF 66 SHIPS/ OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY,/WITH MANY AUXILIARY VESSELS,/SAILED FROM THE PORT OF SALCOMBE/ON THE 4TH OF JUNE, 1944, TO TAKE PART/IN THIS GREAT ENTERPRISE.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. SAL04.
SDV356126Website: Unknown. 2014. With the British Army in Flanders. http://thebignote.com. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2018 2:00PM