Please note, I am posting this on behalf of a friend who works for the Liberation Route. If you are interested, reply here or send me a PM!
Hope this email finds you well. I want to inform you about our unique project "Liberation Route on tour!". From the beginning of May 2019, the V-team will travel with the Liberation Route Express along the commemorative route that the Allies took in 1944 and 1945. From the Express, various POIs, commemorations, exhibitions and events in the context of 75 years of freedom will be actively brought to the attention with vloggers and bloggers. During the events, commemorations and at the POIs, the V-team will make live reports via social media channels. In addition, prominent members of society will be invited to walk part of the liberation route throughout 2019 and 2020. Interviews will be held with veterans, young people, politicians, historians and prominent figures. Every week a summary will be published on the Europe Remembers 1944 – 1945 website and YouTube channel. The collaboration will be sought with international, national and regional television and radio stations. The V-team will travel the route partly on foot and partly by bus. The V-team will not follow the entire route but will visit the most prominent commemorations and events along the way. The V-team will follow the timeline of the liberation of Europe in chronological order and eventually end in Berlin. The start and kick-off of the project will take place in Great Britain.
During the kick-off in Great Britain, the V-team will walk a part from the route from London to Porthmouth. We want to start the kick-off in the Churchill War Rooms in London. The kick-off will take place at 10:00 AM on 20 May 2019, after which the V-team will walk to through London and ultimately to Portsmouth. During the walk, commemorations and at the POIs, the V-team will make live reports via social media channels. In addition, prominent members of society will be invited to walk part of the route. Interviews will be held with veterans, young people, politicians, historians and prominent figures. Along the way, pubs will be visited that played a role in the build-up to D-day. Most soldiers spent their evenings and off-duty hours in the pubs. In the pubs, interviews are held with residents of the various villages who can still remember the period before D-Day. The walk will end at the D-Day museum in Portsmouth on 23 May 2019.
During so-called historical breaks we want to discuss a topic during our tour. The topic we are dealing with has to do with the preparations for D-Day in 1944. During these historical breaks we work together with various historians, including Snow. Is it possible to be present on one of the days with World Wat Two vehicles? We will also make video recordings of your vehicles and ask questions about the vehicle with regard to D-Day. We prefer the following days and times:
Tuesday, 21st of May
10:00 – 10:15 AM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The Three Horses shoes, Caker Ln, Alton GU34 3A https://www.threehorseshoesalton.co.uk
11:30 – 12:00 AM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The Selborne Arms, High St, Selborne, Alton GU34 3JR https://www.selbornearms.co.uk/
17:00 – 18:00 PM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: Premier Inn Petersfield, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3BS
Wednesday, 22st of May
10:45 – 11:30 AM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The Village Inn, 1 Petersfield Rd, Buriton, Petersfield GU31 5SW http://www.villageinnburiton.co.uk
15:30 – 16:00 PM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The George Inn, Ashcroft Ln, Finchdean, Waterlooville PO8 0AU https://www.thegeorgefinchdean.co.uk/
Thursday, 23st of May
16:30 – 17:30 PM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The D-Day Story, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3NT
I have added the entire program for the four days as an attachment. It is of course up to you what day and time you can be present with your vehicle. We can reimburse any fuel costs and expenses like food.