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The next pages are a tribute to the men and women from all
countries that gave their life for a fragile peace.
On Thuesday, June 6th, 1944 the Allied
troops stormed the Normandy beaches to free Europe from the
German occupation. Today a little has changed, especially in
the American sector. But in the east, at the British and
Canadian landing beaches is enough to find to bring you back
to the horrors that took place in Normandy. On the coming pages
you'll find a couple of routes that lead you along the beaches
and that will bring you to the most important places, such as
'Pegasus Bridge' and then onwards to the British and Canadian sectors.
Meanwhile we visit some museums (such as in and around Bayeux). We continue the route
further to OMAHA Beach, UTAH Beach and the places to brings it all together; the
wargraves. On this page (below) you'll
find information on the airborne divisions, landing craft, gliders, blockhouses and bunkers
and other obstacles to hinder the landing and the tools to clear these, such as Hobart's 'Funny's'. But also
on other vehicles and the movie 'The Longest Day'. 'OK,...let's go,...'
You may start the tour at:
(click on the picture)
The most famous bridge in the whole of Normandy
Then further on through the eastern
To the British/Canadian landingbeaches where we also pay a visit to the decaying remnants of the
Meanwhile we visit some important museums, such as in and around:
Next stop are the American sectors:
For what was needed to make the landing in Normandy a succes, have a look at:
Below you'll find a complete index
of the pages on the 'Battlefield Normandy'