Curriculum Vitae Dr Jean-Pierre Benamou
Born 14 feb 1948 Dijon , France , father French army officer 1939 - 40 , Resistance 1942 - 44 , civil engineer for reconstruction of Normandy 1946 – 70
D-Day and the Battle of Normandy expertise for the last 50 years , on-site guided lectures initially generated for the Normandy Veterans back in the 70's and then on
Physician MD 1976-2015 , certificate of American centre of Military History , author of 10 published books related to WWII , chronicles , TVs , researcher and confirmed expert for D-Day and Battle of Europe 1944-45
Patron British Normandy Veterans Association , honorary Major South Alberta Regt , life membership with British Columbia Regt , Canadian-Scottish Regt , SD&Gs Highlanders , recognized by other military organizations .
Founder and curator of the Bayeux Memorial museum 1980- 2004 , collaborations with Caen Memorial , Juno-beach centre and other relative museums
Founder and president of the D-Day Academy in 2004
Lecturer and researcher , honoured by them as “ the voice of the D-Day veterans"
Officer in the most excellent Order of the British Empire OBE, Canadian and Polish Meritorious Service medal & cross , US Army Centre of Military History medal , French Tourism Medal , Canadian and royal British legions.