A special relationship with the veterans.
There are strong links between the men of the 9th Battalion. Equally strong are their links with the Merville Battery, their initial objective on the night of 5th/6th June 1944. A vital objective for which they had trained so long and hard in England, and rehearsed on a life-size replica (that had been created in a very short time).
As the years have passed, a very special relationship has developed with the village of Merville-Franceville. It is built on the powerful friendship that comes only from deep in the human soul.