Normandy Landing Beaches
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…
|> SAINTE MÈRE ÉGLISE:
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…
|> UTAH BEACH:
“We’ll start the war from here” decided Théodore Roosevelt Jr, realizing they had landed one mile south of the scheduled place…
|> POINTE 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.
|> PEGASUS 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:
|> 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 Juno beach museum…
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.
> LONGUES SUR MER: