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D-Day and Normandy Landing Re-enactment. 28th, 29th and 30th September.

D-Day and Normandy Landing Re-enactment. 28th, 29th and 30th September.

D-Day and Normandy Landing Re-enactment on Poniente Beach. 28th, 29th and 30th September.

One of the most important military campaigns in history is to be re-enacted.  Run by the Spanish historical society Bilex, you will see soldiers carrying heavy machine guns, artillery cannons with men and woman performing living tributes to the veterans of WWII with mock battles and history displays next to Dove Park (Parque Elche) and all along Poniente Promenade.

A Navy ship will remain in the Bay during the event held by Codex Belix association and involving more than 300 actors, with the recreation of the landing that the allied troops made on June 6, 1944, during the Second World War on the French coast.

During the weekend there will be exhibitions of military uniforms, miniatures and of the Armed Forces and of the State Security Bodies. Likewise, you can see military parades with vehicles, vintage camps and historical recreations in specific points of the city.

The disembarkation will take place on Saturday afternoon, at 6:00 pm, in the area adjacent to Elche Park. During the show, a ship of the Navy Naval Base in Cartagena will remain in the Bay and more than 300 re-enacting actors from all over Spain and abroad will intervene, who will interpret soldiers and officers of the armies who fought on the French coasts during the Second World War.

On Sunday there will be a second recreation in the same place, on this occasion it will be the ‘Operation Avalanche’ that commemorates the allied invasion of Italy during the same war. The show will continue with a jump of paratroopers by the Air Force.

The program of ‘Benidorm Día D’ has also included musical performances by Dr. Bogarde, The Red Velvets and the recreation of the Paris of the 1940s in the Levante area.

Schedule below.

Cuts to traffic in Benidorm for the recreation of the Normandy Landing

Cuts to traffic in Benidorm for the recreation of the Normandy Landing.
from Friday until  Sunday, October 30, the stretch of Calle Alcalde José Such, between Almendros and Maravall , will be closed to general traffic . In addition, between Friday 28 and Sunday 30th, vehicle traffic will also be restricted on San Pedro Street between Maravall and Jaime I Avenue, and on the stretch of Armada Española Avenue that runs between Jaime I and Xixo avenues .