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On the 6th of June 1944, starting at 6.30 am, Allied Forces landed on the coast of southern Normandy to start the liberation of Europe. The battle of Normandy was fought until August 21st. Relive and discover the main sites and events of the famous Battle of Normandy in one day or more…

stemerelegliseSainte Mère Eglise:
Liberated at dawn by the paratroopers of the 82nd airborne division, the small town became famous thanks to the movie “the longest day” that sets John Steele’s misfortune of being hanged by his parachute to the steeple of the church…

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UTAH beach:
“We’ll start the war from here» decided Théodore Roosevelt Jr, realizing they had landed one mile south of the scheduled place…

 

pointehocPointe du Hoc:
Somehow a lunar landscape! Exceptional site, a 100 feet high cliff on top of which the German had a battery of six heavy guns…

Learn about the Rangers exploits to capture it…

OMAHA beach:
You really need to be there to understand, thanks to your guide’s explanations, what those brave American soldiers of the 1st, 2nd and 29th Infantry divisions, have been through…

American cemetery:
Built overlooking the battlefield of Omaha beach, this “manicured” cemetery holds 9387 white marble crosses and graves of soldiers who came to liberate Europe from across the Atlantic…

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pegasus-warPegasus bridge:
On the night of the 6th of June, elements of the 6th British Airborne led by Major Howard, took control of the famous Pegasus bridge and it’s sister bridge nearby: “Ham and Jam”! This heroic action allowed the British to ensure the security of the eastern flank of the Allied landings in Normandy.

SWORD beach:
7.30am, the landing of the 3rd British Infantry Division along with 177 free French soldiers of the Kieffer commando ; Although the British Forces had attained most of their Dday objectives, Caen was far from being captured…

JUNO beach:
“The Canadian beach”, devoted to the Queen’s own Rifles of Canada and the Regiment de la Chaudière. Let’s pay a visit to “the Canadian house” and the new Juno beach museum..

ArromanchesArromanches:
Learning from the disaster of Dieppe (August 1942) it was impossible to capture intact an enemy held port, the British, under the initiative of Winston Churchill, have decided to bring their own artificial harbors..

longuessurmerLongues sur mer:
One of the best preserved German batteries all along the 80 kilometers of coast of the landing sector ; the German battery of Longues s/mer was composed of four guns of 152mm caliber, capable of firing as far as Omaha beach (8 miles west) and Gold beach (5 miles east)… Two of these guns are still in their bunkers since 1944.

Somehow a lunar landscape! Exceptional site, a 100 feet high cliff on top of which the German had a battery of six heavy guns…

One of the best preserved German batteries all along the 80 kilometers of coast of the landing sector ; the German battery of Longues s/mer was composed of four guns of 152mm caliber, capable of firing as far as Omaha beach (8 miles west) and Gold beach (5 miles east)… Two of these guns are still in their bunkers since 1944.