D-Day scenes recreated on the beaches of Benidorm this weekend

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BENISTORMED: Actors recreate the historic scenes in front of tourists. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

ONE of the most important military campaigns in history will be re-enacted once again in the peculiar setting of Benidorm.

History lovers will don Allied and German uniforms and recreate the Normandy landings in front of swimwear-clad tourists.

The event, having run for several years, is organised by Spanish historical society Codex Bilex, which has a passion for recreating battles from as far back as Roman times.

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It will be called “Benidorm D Day” and 300 people are expected to participate, while a variety of activities over the whole weekend will draw in 50,000 visitors.

Activities include exhibitions of military uniforms, parades from the Armed Forces, historical campsites, vehicles, and re-enactments in various areas of the city.

The landings will take place at Cartagena on both Saturday (today) and Sunday, and there will also be a parachute jump.

The real Normandy invasion, on June 6, 1944, was the largest seaborne attack in history with 156,000 troops from the UK, US and Canada landing across five beaches, while 24,000 paratroopers were also dropped behind enemy lines.

 

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