Organisers pulled the plug on the event in Devon, saying “blown sand” and “surface water” made the site “outright dangerous”.
A spokesman said: “It’s with a heavy heart that we have to cancel Saunton D-Day and Devon D-Day on 5th and 6th June this year over safety issues.”
But locals expressed surprise and sadness that current natural peacetime conditions are so bad to force a cancellation. One said: “How ironic that the beach is deemed too dangerous for a re-enactment considering what it was used for before D-Day.
“They obviously don’t want any accidents and you can understand they need to be careful.
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