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D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches
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D-Day invasion sites and beaches of the battle of Normandy

Map normandy D-Day Arromanches-les-Bains

31 km northwest of Caen, 10 km northeast of Bayeux.

Little remains to mark the furious fighting waged hereabouts after D-Day. In the bay of Arromanches, however, some elements of the floating harbor are still visible. Head up to the terrace alongside Arromanches 360, high above on D65, to contemplate the seemingly insignificant hunks of concrete that form a broken offshore semicircle - and try to imagine the extraordinary technical feat involved in towing them across the Channel from England.

The Musée du Débarquement, on the seafront, has models, mock-ups, and photographs depicting Operation Overlord - The code name for the invasion of Normandy. Five beachheads (Dubbed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword) were established along the coast to either side of Arromanches. Preparations started in mid-1943, and British shipyards worked furiously through the following winter and spring building two artificial harbors (called mulberries), boats, and landing equipment, the other harbor, moored off Omaha beach, was destroyed on june 19, 1944, by a violent storm. The british and Canadian troops that landed on Sword, Juno, and Gold on June 6, 1944, quickly pushed inland and joined with parachute regiments previously dropped behind German lines, before encountering fierce resistance at Caen, which did not fall until july 9.  Place du 6 juin.

Bayeux : Musée de la Bataille de Normandie

At the Musée de la Bataille de Normandie of Bayeux (Battle of Normandy Museum) detailed exhibits trace the story of the struggle from june 7 to august 22, 1944. This modern museum near the british War Cemetery, sunk partly beneath the level of its surrounding lawns, contains some impressive war paraphernalia, including tanks, uniforms, weapons, and equipment. Waxworks and a film recount the invasion. Bd. du General-Fabian-Ware.

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