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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Carpiquet Airfield

Carpiquet Airfield was one of the German strong points supposed to have been taken by 9th Bgde on D-Day or the day after. However, it did not fall and remained a serious obstacle to the break-out.

On July 4th, as a prelude to the attack on Caen, «Operation Windsor» was launched, in which troops from 8th Bgde, including the Queen's Own Rifles and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles detached from 7th Bgde for that operation, stormed Carpiquet and took it. The Reginas provided the fire support. When Matheson went forward to get a better view from «C» Coy's position, a dud German artillery round caved in his trench, but he survived.

Carpiquet Airfield.

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