Normandy D-Day 1944
By Spot On Locations Limited
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This is the essential iPhone app for visiting the Normandy invasion beaches and the many sites of interest further inland. Normandy D-Day 1944 covers 100 locations, including the five invasion beaches, with 500 photographs from Utah Beach to Sword Beach, from the Merville Battery in the east to the Azeville Battery in the west.
It will help guide you to some of the amazing sites of interest - from bunkers and batteries to the more major sites like the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, and the amazing Pegasus Memorial Park, commemorating the British 6th Airborne. The app contains a wealth of practical and useful information for any traveller including museums, opening hours, toilets, etc which will help you plan your visit to this beautiful part of France.
*100 locations throughout Normandy
*7 countries represented over 100 locations
*Offering an historical guide to the D-Day landings, from the preparation to the breakout from Normandy
*Every location has been visited, extensively researched and photographed by Spot On Locations
*Content written by professional journalists with specialist background in battlefield tourism
*Fully researched, concise history on each beach landing - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword
*Fully researched concise history on Operations Overlord, Neptune, Titanic, Jupiter, Goodwood, Bluecoat and Cobra
*All locations have also been categorised into 5 colour coded groups:
*Colour-coded pins (showing different location ‘types’ e.g. Cemeteries, Museums, Historical Interest, etc)
* 2 ways to view the map either by colour code or by flag pins
Normandy D-Day 1944 is packed full of information, facts and stories of the ordinary soldier - the first Victoria Cross recipient, the first Medal of Honor recipient, the first British soldier killed on D-Day, the paratrooper who was buried with his dog, the first mass celebrated in an unoccupied France, the first radio recording by the British Broadcasting Corporation of church bells peeling out for freedom, stories of the horror that unfolded on Omaha Beach and stories of ordinary men doing extraordinary feats.
This app is a great way to learn about all aspects of the Normandy landings and the breakout which eventually lead to the liberation of Europe.
-Designed to be used offline so no expensive roaming charges
-Zoom to specific site locations
-Your current position highlighted on the in-built map (iPhone)
-Each location is colour coded and shown in List view as well as the Map view
- Colour-coded pins (showing different location ‘types’ e.g. Cemeteries, Museums, etc)
- Facility to toggle pin views between colour pins and flag pins
-Each location can also be viewed as a flag pin and is shown also in Access & Facilities page
-Favourites list page to shortlist your locations, helping you to plan your battlefield tour
-Favourites map page to show your locations, helping you to plan your battlefield tour
-Incredibly easy to navigate around the map
-GPS positions included for individual sites
-Photos can also be viewed in landscape and are zoomable
-Additional navigation facility available using online maps (Roaming charges may apply for this feature)
What's New in Version 4.5
Minor bug fixes
A must have for Normandy!
I recently got back from a trip to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and this app was invaluable. I used it before going to research where we wanted to go on what says. The info was great for planning and I didn't think I'd need it for much more while I was there. However, the addresses I had for various museums weren't found on our old satnav. But, using the coordinates in the app, we were delivered right to the exact spot we needed to be and we didn't need the internet to access the info! I'd definitely recommend this app if you're planning on going to this area. A viral piece of kit I can't rate highly enough. Brilliant.
Used whilst planning and during my first Normandy visit; had all the major locations on plus loads we would have missed if we hadn't used the app. Doesn't run up huge bills either as doesn't need 3G.
An essential app if you're exploring the WW2 events in Normandy
Very handy saved loads of time finding locations, and linking them into a sequence, helped me to discover some extra parts of the story too, improved my latest visit no end, thank you!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: 27 March 2013
- Version: 4.5
- Size: 284 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Spot On Locations Limited
- © Spot On Locations Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.