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Sword Beach, Normandy

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Beach Historic Site
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. Plan your visit to Sword Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Luc-sur-Mer trip generator.
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  • If you are visiting Normandy and the Caen area, do some pre-reading and take a stroll on one of the landing beaches. It's quite something to even begin to try and put yourself in the shoes of a soldie...  more »
  • Lors to see in the Sword beach area, a wealth of memorials and museums, as well as other reference points.  more »
  • A beautiful stretch of beach, ideal for families, history enthusiasts with ww2 memories everywhere you look. A tribute to the amazing fight against dictatorship and freedom. Pay a visit to the Canadia...  more »