"It was still dark when we walked into the water and when it got light there were no boats.
Of course shortly afterwards the Luftwaffe came over and that caused a few problems"
Jeff Haward MM
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THE 39-45PORTRAITS PROJECT
To HONOUR, To REMEMBER and To EDUCATE
The purpose of the 39-45 PORTRAITS PROJECT is:
To HONOUR and REMEMBER our surviving World War 2 Veterans by photographing as many of them as is possible in order to provide both them and their families with classic, timeless portraits they treasure and can remain in their families for generations to come.
To sensitively EDUCATE the current and future younger generations about the events of World War 2 and of those who served, survived and were lost, so that their memories and sacrifices are never forgotten and such events may never happen again.
3 9 - 4 5 P O R T R A I T S E X H I B I T I O N
Saturday 19th October 2019
Sunday 5th January 2020
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
PROUDLY ASSOCIATED WITH AND SUPPORTED BY
39-45 BEHIND THE SCENES
Presentation, Tour of Exhibition and Photography Demonstration
Come and join me at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, Oxfordshire for a guided tour of the 39-45 Portraits Project Exhibition including a Presentation about the Project, Portraits, Veterans' Stories, Interviews and a full 'Behind the Scenes' look and photography demonstration of exactly what goes into creating the WW2 Veteran Portraits.
Priced at just £5.50 (Museum Entry Fee) there are 2 dates available.
Click below for more information and to reserve your place...
Saturday 7th December 2019 (11am - 2pm) ... CLICK HERE
*NOTE: £5.50 charge also includes access to the Museum Display.
"We weren't heroes, we were just boys. We were terrified.
But you had your crew and your regiment, and that's what you cared about.
Since our life expectancy after landing was just one hour, we kept each other going.
After I got back, for the first 40 years I didn't think about it. Didn't want to. But it's important that people know about it.
People now have no idea what we went through."
East Riding Yeomanry