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Full Day: American Sector
With our battlefields guide we visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, made famous in the film ‘The Longest Day’. This museum was created in memory of the soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division who lost their lives during the Normandy landings.
We’ll also examine the WN10 Bunker system at Utah Beach, which are some of the best preserved in the area. After this, we’ll head to Pointe du Hoc, which is situated between Utah and Omaha Beach, the latter of which was the largest of all the landing beaches and saw the fiercest of battles on D-Day. Finally, we’ll spend some time at the American Cemetery at Coleville-Sir-Mer.
Full Day: British and Canadian Sectors
We spend the day with our specialist battlefields guide seeing Pegasus Bridge, Sword Beach, the Hermanville Commonwealth Cemetery, Juno Beach, Arromanches 360 circular cinema, Mulberry Harbour remains and the Longues-sur-Mer gun battery.
Today, the occurrences of D-Day are a huge part of our remembrance as there was a terrible loss of life, and because the operation turned the tide of the Second World War. It took a phenomenal amount of planning and preparation, and we’ll get to visit some of the key sites at which the British and Canadian troops fought.
Half Day: Bayeux
Visit Bayeux most famous for the 11th century tapestry depicting the 1066 Norman invasion of England. You can also visit the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral which towers over the town.