6th June 2019 was the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the small village of Mawnan Smith and the beach at Trebah Gardens played an enormous part in this heroic military operation. It was in June 1944 that 7,500 American servicemen of the 29th Infantry Division embarked on landing craft from the beach at Trebah – Polwidden Cove, heading for the Normandy Beaches.
This year Trebah Garden and the village of Mawnan Smith will be holding celebrations and commemorating the heroic actions of the American troops. War veterans and their families will take part in the celebrations along with the villagers of Mawnan Smith and the surrounding area. A play ‘Operation Neptune’ has been special written by the award-winning scriptwriter Charlotte O’Leary, and it is based on the real wartime experiences of the troops and local Cornish people.
A visit to the area at any time is always a wonderful experience, to discover the place where so many American servicemen were stationed and set off to liberate Nazi-ruled Western Europe.
At Cornwall DMC we use local knowledge to create unique itineraries for groups looking to explore the facinating history that Cornwall has to offer. We offer a complete service and can arrange all your accommodation, transport and guides. We also welcome the opportunity to customise your group’s tour to suit you or your client’s requirements. For more information or a no obligation quote please contact us