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Sword Beach, Normandy

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Sword Beach stretches from Ouistreham to Luc-sur-Mer. The British 3rd Infantry Division landed on the 2½-miles of beach between Ouistreham and Lion-sur-mer. The 41st Royal Marine Commando landed at Lion-sur-Mer, while the N°4 British Commando landed at Ouistreham. Integrated with the N°4 British Commando were 177 Frenchmen of the 1st Batallion of Fusiliers Marins Commandos who were granted the honor to set foot on Normandy soil in the first wave. On the eastern flank of Sword beach, the Sixth British Airborne had parachuted in the early morning hours of June 6th to seize bridges over the River Orne and Caen canal, silence gun batteries and secure the eastern flank of the D-Day beaches. Work out when and for how long to visit Sword Beach and other Ouistreham attractions using our handy Ouistreham online trip maker .
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  • Visited on the way back to the ferry at Cean. A small memorial for such a historic event. Large beach now mostly for tourists, restaurants and amusements. Worth a visit.  more »
  • A poor tribute to the historic day of 6 june 1944. There is only 1 memorial on the beach commemmorating the landing of the 28845 men who landed there. The majotity of them British. In fact a greater p...  more »
  • Very nice stay in a beautiful place. Very warm welcome and great breakfasts. Place to recommend where I hope to come back
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  • When you think what has happened here is doing something to me here to run
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  • Very nice corner still preserve .to see it is especially much prettier when the sea is rough
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