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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 Luc-sur-Mer attractions using our handy Luc-sur-Mer online trip maker .
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  • The longest of the five. Wide and wild. With fewer services than the rest and less tourism. A delight to walk it. There is a very large free parking to the side.
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  • This was our last stop on our D-day tour. To me, the other beaches didn't take a lot of imagination to remind you, that you were at a battlefield and not just a beach. At Sword beach, it was different...  more »
  • Now I know the French used to love the Yanks who liberated them back in 44/45 , not so much nowadays maybe ? But I'm afraid the lack of acknowledgement for the other Allies (UK, Canadian etc.) is easi...  more »
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  • It's a good long sandy beach next to the Ferry Port. There's a few amenities behind but I haven't tried any for years.
  • A lot of km for not big thing d interesting... Very disappointed...
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  • Very well
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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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