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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. 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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  • This was the British sector and site of fighting on June 6, 1944, Today families enjoy the beach and surf.  more »
  • We drove from Caen and this was the first Beach to see of the DDay landings. There is a monument of a British soldier and also another monument. The beach was quiet and one can only imagine the landin...  more »
  • It's great to see such a historic sight now being used by so many people for leisure, demonstrating the freedoms that were fought for.  more »

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