CHEF DU PONT GC70
Price: € 295.00
The 82nd Airborne engaged in heavy fighting with occupying forces during the liberation of Chef du Pont. The village’s strategic value was due to the bridge over the Fiére. The GC 70, which was the old road from St. Marie du Mont to Picauville, is now the current D70. An exact reproduction of the original sign, made of solid beech wood and authentic materials, is on display at the Normandie Victory Museum with a Vinsign certificate and a unique production number.
On the morning of June 7, 1944, heavy fighting broke out between the 82nd Airborne and the occupying forces in Chef du Pont. The battle lasted several hours until the village was finally liberated, marking a significant victory in the Allied campaign. The village was a crucial strategic point due to the bridge over the Fiére, which provided a key route for troops and supplies.
Today, a commemorative sign stands in Chef du Pont to honor the village’s liberation. The sign, known as the GC 70 (Grande Communication), is an exact reproduction of the old road from St. Marie du Mont, via Chef du Pont to Picauville, which is now known as the D70. The sign features the characteristic Dunlop font, and its color and proportion match the original.
The sign is made of solid beech wood and authentic materials, including original old colors and brass screws. Its quality is of the highest standard and comes with a Vinsign certificate, as well as a unique production number.
Visitors to the Normandie Victory Museum can see the original sign that inspired the reproduction. The sign is an important reminder of the sacrifices made during the war and serves as a symbol of the village’s liberation.