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Normandy

St. Joseph Church in Le Havre

Le Havre city – harbour – Haute Normandie

Le Havre, the 2nd largest French port after Marseille and the largest French container port, is located in Normandy on the right bank of the Seine estuary

Etretat on the Alabaster Coast

Alabaster Coast – Cote d’Albatre – Normandy

The Alabaster Coast – Côte d’Albâtre is Normandy’s White Cliffs, a 130km long breathtaking coastline of white chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel

Normandy invasion

Normandy Invasion – June – August 1944 – WWII

Normandy Invasion during WWII, the Allied invasion of Northwest Europe codenamed Operation Overlord which started on D-Day and ended on 25 August 1944

Allied invasion on D-Day

D-Day – 6 June 1944 – Simplified Timeline

Simplified timeline of D-Day – 6 June 1944 or Operation Neptune, the code name of the naval operations or assault and first phase of the Battle of Normandy

Landing on Queen Sector - Piper Bill Millin - Sword Beach

Sword Beach – British Landing Sector – WWII

The D-Day assault on Sword Beach, the easternmost of the 5 Normandy landing beaches, was assigned to the British 3rd Infantry Div. and Cdr Kieffer’s Commandos

Les Braves sculpture on Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach – Deadliest Assault on D-Day

The landing on Omaha Beach, sadly one of the deadliest assaults on D-Day, was assigned to the untested US 29th Infantry Division assisted of US Army Rangers

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.

La Fiere Memorial Park - Merderet Marshes

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

Kieffer Monument and Stele dedicated to Cdt. Kieffer's 177 Commandos of the Free French Forces who landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944 - Juno Beach War Memorials

Sword Beach War Memorials

Sword Beach War Memorials pay tribute to the British 3rd Infantry Division and Commander Philippe Kieffer's French Commandos who freed Bella Riva on D-Day
German bunker on Gold Beach and Arromanches in the background - Gold Beach War Memorials

Gold Beach War Memorials

Gold Beach War Memorials honours the memory of the British troops who landed on Item, Jig and King sectors and built the Mulberry Harbour
Juno Beach War Memorials in Douvres-la-Delivrande - British War Cemetery

Juno Beach War Memorials in Douvres-la-Delivrande

Juno Beach War Memorials in Douvres-la-Delivrande honours the Allied troops who seized the major air-detection radar station the Germans set up in the village
Graye-sur-mer First Breach with Liberation Memorial

Juno Beach War Memorials in Graye-sur-mer

Juno Beach War Memorials in Graye-sur-mer pay tribute to the Canadian soldiers from the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade who landed on Mike sector on D-day

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