A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Travel in Normandy with Francois Gauthron



Creully was liberated on 6 June 1944 by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.
The Canadian soldiers moved up to the bridge on the river Seulles, north of Creully, strongly defended by the Germans.
The other bridge, east of Creully, was even more defended. However, D company was able to seize and cross the bridge, an act for which Lieutenant Jack Mitchell was awarded the Military Cross.
The château later housed the BBC, having landed on Nan White at 9.30.
The room which was occupied by the BBC is in the rather Gothic looking tower to the extreme right of the castle.
The field on the right is where troops and the BBC reporters and engineers set up camp.
To the left of the door is a plaque proudly declaring «Studio BBC».
It rather curiously gives the dates as June 6th to July 21st 1944 - although it is very unlikely that the BBC actually arrived at the studio on June 6th.