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Normandy

Gold Beach - Vestiges of the Mulberry harbour in Arromanches

Gold Beach – British Landing Sector – WWII

The D-Day assault on Gold Beach was assigned to the 2nd British Army’s British 50th Northumbrian Infantry Division supported by the 8th Armoured Brigade

About Normandy - Drakkar prow figurehead

About Normandy region in Western France

Normandy, a name that immediately evokes the WWII Landing Beaches, the Tapestry of Bayeux and William the Conqueror, the Mont Saint-Michel and the Calvados!

Bayeux CWGC War Cemetery and Memorial

Bayeux CWGC War Cemetery – Basse Normandie

The Bayeux CWGC War Cemetery was opened in 1944 in Bayeux in Calvados and is the largest WWII Commonwealth cemetery in France with 4,648 graves

Colleville-sur-mer American Cemetery - Reflecting Pool and Memorial Colonnade

Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery – WWII

Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery stretches on the cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers who died during WWII

Juno Beach breach

Juno Beach – Canadian Landing Sector – WWII

D-Day assault on Juno Beach was assigned to units of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division aided by specialized engineering tanks from the 79th Armored Div.

Iron Mike - La Fiere Memorial Park

La Fiere Memorial Park and Battle – WWII

Iron Mike, the bronze statue of a paratrooper overlooks La Fiere Memorial Park founded to pay tribute to the US 82nd Airborne Divisions who landed on D-Day

Pointe du Hoc - 2nd Rangers Battalion Memorial

Pointe du Hoc – US Rangers Monument – WWII

The Pointe du Hoc German battery, an unassailable rocky spur located between Omaha and Utah beaches, was eventually seized by the US Rangers on D-Day

Sainte Mere Eglise - Paratrooper dummy on church steeple

Sainte Mere Eglise – US Paratroopers – WWII

Sainte Mere Eglise, seized by the US 505th PIR and made famous with the film The Longest Day showing paratrooper John Steele hanging from the church steeple

Utah Beach - Breach where Theodore Rossevelt Jr and his men exited

Utah Beach – American Landing Sector – WWII

The D-Day assault on Utah Beach, the westernmost of the five Normandy landing beaches, was assigned to the US 4th Infantry Division

Marigny German Cemetery - Deutscher Sodatenfriedhof

Marigny German Cemetery – Chapelle-en-Juger

The Panzer-Lehr Division was almost wiped out during the Battle of St-Lô in July 1944 and the soldiers buried in Marigny German Cemetery – Chapelle-en-Juger

Liberty Road - Borne 00 on Utah Beach

Liberty Road – Milestone 00 – Utah Beach

Liberty Road, a lasting commemoration of the breakthrough in Cotentin by General Patton’s 3rd US Army and French 2nd DB during Operation Cobra in July 1944

World Peace Statue releasing the Dove of Peace

World Peace Statue – Grandcamp-Maisy – WWII

The World Peace Statue in Grandcamp-Maisy, a gift from the Chinese sculptor Yao Yuan to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings

Castle of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte - donjon

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte fortress and abbey in Cotentin

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, a historical medieval town of Cotentin nestled around its Benedictine abbey and the remains of its once mighty fortress
Eglise Notre-Dame of Portbail in Cotentin

Portbail, seaside resort on Côte des Isles

Portbail, a renowned seaside resort of Normandy and historical village that boasts the vestiges of the oldest Christian baptistery in Northern France
Batterie du Roc in Granville - firing post and 105mm gun

La Batterie du Roc in Granville – Atlantic Wall

La Batterie du Roc is on Pointe du Roc in Granville and was part of the Atlantic Wall, the defense system the Germans built along Europe's western littoral
Cotentin Windmill and its barn in the background

The Cotentin Windmill in Fierville-les-Mines

The Cotentin Windmill in Fierville-les-Mines is the only public windmill that operates in the Cotentin region and one of the few to operate in France.

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