Places of Interest

Neuville au Plain

Neuville au Plain was the northern defensive line for Ste Mere Eglise on D Day. Lieutenant Turner B Turnbulls’ stand against 2 german counter attacks was pivotal to the holding of Ste...

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Omaha Beach

The landing on Omaha Beach of the 1st Infantry division (The Big Red one) and the 29th Infantry division on D Day proved to be the most costly of all the landings in Operation Overlord. This...

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Pegasus Bridge

The capture of the River Orne bridge at Ranville and the bridge across the Caen Canal at Bénouville is the most famous mission of the airborne division. Commanded by Major John Howard,...

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Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc was the site of the german coastal battery with Utah Beach and Omaha Beach well within their gun range. The assault and capture of Pointe du Hoc fell to Americas’ elite...

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St Aubin sur Mer

St Aubin sur Mer is home to “Le Square des Canadiens” a memorial dedicated to the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, Fort Garyhorse and the 48th Royal Marine Commandos who landed...

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St Come du Mont

Sitting on the old Caen – Cherbourg Highway, St Come du Mont was occupied by the German Paratrooper Regiment - 6th Fallschirmjager Regiment .The German paratroopers occupied  the high...

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  • omaha beach sand
  • beach cemetery
  • occupation bunker
Photographs 1 & 3 taken by Dave Vickers, Photocoordinates