Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France on D-Day. The beach is approximately 5 miles long (8 km) and stretches from Vierville-sur-Mer to Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes. The villages of Colleville-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and Vierville-sur-Mer are where the majority of the Omaha Beach sites are. La Pointe…

Juno Beach
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Juno Beach

Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings. The landings took place on 6 June 1944 during the Second World War. The beach covered the area from Courseulles, Bernières and Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. Juno is located between the British beaches of Gold and Sword. The landings at…

Gold Beach
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Gold Beach

Gold Beach stretches east from the port of Arromanches and includes the villages of Asnelles and Ver-sur-Mer. Action in Arromanches was deliberately avoided on D-Day. This meant it could be kept clear for the floating pre-fabricated Mulberry Harbour that was put in place after the invasion. Aerial and naval bombardments before the troops landed had…

Places To Visit In Normandy France
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Places To Visit In Normandy France

Introduction Normandy is made up of five departments. They are Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne and Seine-Maritime. However, the website focuses mainly on places in the Manche and Calvados regions. Normandy’s rich heritage includes William the Conqueror, historic buildings dating from the 11th century and the Normandy landing beaches. It is popular with families who appreciate…