Discover our must see Friendly Invasion locations in East Anglia

CAMBRIDGE  AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

War cemeteries never fail to be sobering places. Built on a slopingm 30-acre site, framed by ancient woodland, on land donated by the University of Cambridge, the cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 US personnel. A further 5,127 names are recorded on the Wall of the Missing. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic, in the air campaigns over north-west Europe and in the build-up to D-Day. In an inter-faith Memorial Building stained glass windows bear state seals and military decorations. The ‘Visitor Center’s interpretive exhibits incorporate personal stories, photographs, films and interactive displays. This is the only Second World War American war cemetery in Britain.

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Cambridge American Cemetery

2ND AIR DIVISION MEMORIAL LIBRARY, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Your search for any relative based in the Norfolk area starts here. The library is a lasting memorial to all those who served in the Second Air Division in the air or on the ground. It has a lending collection of more than 4,000 books covering all aspects of American life and culture, plus a specialised section telling the story of the Division.

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The Friendly Invasion, 2nd Air Division Library, Norwich, Norfolk

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS DUXFORD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

IWM Duxford is Britain’s bestpreserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back 100 years to the First World War. Exploring state of the art exhibition halls and historic buildings, visitors walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served at RAF Duxford, discovering the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people’s lives.

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IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire