The Hill 112 Memorial Foundation is dedicated to maintain and develop Albert’s legacy and is working alongside The Odon Cote 112 Association, Normandy to:
• Create a viewing platform overlooking the city of Caen
• Produce a documentary film on the inspirational story of Hill 112 that can be used as both an educational and
• Ensure funds are available to maintain and improve the site, now known as The Hill of Peace, at an estimated cost
of £5,000 per year.
The viewing platform will allow visitors to Hill 112 to see the complete 360-degree vista to Caen and surrounding areas and show why the hill was so strategically important in WWII.
The platform will be a permanent structure approximately eight metres high and 3.5m square. It will be built in galvanised steel, with access carefully controlled to ensure the safety of users, and enclosed at the top, with windows on all four sides. There are plans to include a video link to allow visitors who are unable to climb the stairs to use a monitor to see the view from below.
The documentary film is something Albert was particularly passionate about, having collected filmed interviews with 20 of the veterans of the Battle for Hill 112. Before he died, Albert asked award-winning documentary-maker Peter Williams if he would incorporate the filmed interviews and other material into a suitable film that could be supplied to schools and also used to raise cash for the future maintenance of the Hill 112 Memorial. The plan is for it also to have a limited cinema release. Peter is now determined to make sure Peter’s last wish is realised and is planning the film, which now depends only on funding being made available.
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