The Fallen Heroes of Normandy is a not-for-profit organisation providing a free-to-access online historical archive and memorial to those, of all nationalities, who lost their lives in Normandy, France, during The Second World War.

Each person, who now rests in Normandy and died in the Second World War, will have their own memorial page, where researchers, friends and family may add information, documents, memories and photographs about the individual.

The Normandy Veteran Obituaries: Last Post page, on this blog, also commemorates Veterans who served on, over or along the shores of the Normandy battlefields during the Second World War.

The aim of the archive is to collate, and provide online, photographs, documents and information relating to those who fell in Normandy. Thereby helping to provide a permanent visual memorial to the fallen for future generations.

From 2014 the Fallen Heroes of Normandy aims to become established as an official charity with the intention of publishing free information packs for teachers, schools and colleges and promoting the battlefields of Normandy as a place to visit learn about the sacrifices that were made there.

The archive was founded by military historian and author Carl Shilleto and his wife Irena Zientek in 2009, after 10 years of research and work collating information on the fallen in Normandy. Carl has also works as photographer and Second World War battlefield guide in Europe for over 15 years, during which time he has accompanied many hundreds of veterans, and families of the fallen, to pay their respects to comrades and relatives buried in Normandy.

A few of his published works are:

  •  The Fighting Fifty-Second Recce (foreword by Sir James Stormonth Darling) ISBN 0-9538677-1-4
  •  D-Day and the Battle for Normandy (Guardian Book of the Week June, 2000) ISBN 1-56656-555-3
  •  Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge (foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales) ISBN 978-1-84884-309-7
  •  Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges (foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales) ISBN 978-1-84884-519-0

Presently, due to publishing and project commitments, Carl only conducts battlefield tours and research in Normandy, France.

For further information relating to Carl’s work please visit: www.carlshilleto.co.uk

Further information about the Fallen Heroes of Normandy
can found at the following online sources:

 Website: www.fallenheroesofnormandy.org

 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fallenheroesofnormandy

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CarlShilleto/boards/

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarlShilleto

D-Day and Normandy Battlefield Guides

Blog/Forum: http://battlefieldguides.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DDayAndNormandyBattlefieldGuides


For matters relating to the Fallen Heroes of Normandy, Carl Shilleto can be contacted at


The beta release of Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website:

 1st December 2013

The official launch of the archive and website:

6th June 2014


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