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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Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Cardonville Farm

Cardonville Farm

In 1944, a linen factory existed on this site.

On 8th and 9th June, D Coy of the Royal Regina Rifle organized a resistance position against the attack of the 12 SS Hitlerjungend Division. Supported by the guns of the 13th Artillery Regiment the men of D Coy commanded by Gordon Brown force the SS in withdraw towards Le Mesnil-Patry.

Today the so called «Cardonville Farm» across the railroad is named Adelard Farm and was the SS position, Cardonville Farm was then the linen factory, so do not get confused.

Three RRR soldiers are observing:

  • Right: toward Norrey-en-Bessin (Adelard Farm).
  • Left: toward Carpiquet.