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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5-span masonry arch bridge 110ft long.

Major Roseveare Bridge

The raid of Major Roseveare into German lines.

On June 6th the 8th Parachute Bn dropped east of River Orne at around 04.00 am.

Gathering near Troarn; Major TimRoseveare RE embarks with Lt. David Breesen RE and 7 sapers into a jeep and its trailer.

The team crosses the town under German fire which, by miracle, does not hit the explosives packed into the trailer.

Reaching the bridge in Troarn, the paras blow it up quickly and withdraw toward Le Mesnil. The front line stabilises until 18 July when the Allied forces launch offensive «Goodwood» east of Caen, but Troarn is not taken.

It is only on 17 August that the 41th Royal Marine Commando enters in Troarn, evacuated by the retreating Germans.