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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Bloody Buron

On 8 July 1944, the Ist British Corps launched the «Operation Charnwood», the objectives were the German positions north and north-west of Caen.
Buron had already been a place of fierce fighting on 7 June, where the Canadians had been badly mauled.

On 8 July, artillery preparation was heavy, 80,000 shells were fired within five days in the Caen sector. At dawn the Canadians of the Highland Light Infantry, of the 3rd Infantry Division, spanned an anti tank ditch in front of Buron, they fought hand to hand with the SS grenadiere. At 4.30 pm a shell fell on the Canadian staff and caused several casualties. In the evening the Canadians counted their losses: 262 men.

The following day the attack was renewed and Buron was finally taken to the SS around 10.00 pm, the town was strewn with dead Canadian and German bodies.

Radley-Walters' Park

This is Radley-Walter's park; he landed on June 6th with Sherbrooke Regiment. He destroyed 18 German tanks and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

The owner of the Château's park was a German collaborator and disappeared in June. Also 100 yards away you can still see an old house crumbled with shrapnel impacts.