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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Particularly the Liberation Monument

The task of reducing the strong point at Le Petit-Enfer (near where you are parked) was assigned to the 46th Royal Marine Commando landing on 7 June. After reducing the beaches defences, the tanks and the infantry move inland. The German High Command was uncertain; General Richter, commanding the sector, ordered the 21st Panzer division tanks to counter attack, but the armoured division movements were ultimately decided in Berlin. The first German panzers only start out in the early afternoon. A column moves out into the corridor between Juno Beach and Sword Beach, and reaches the coast at Luc-sur-Mer around 8.00 pm. Isolated and lacking strength, the Germans withdrew. The next day, the British Commandos took the Le Petit-Enfer position and liberate Luc-sur-Mer; meanwhile the 1st South Lancashire entered into Cresserons then to the village of La Délivrande.

About a half-mile east of the casino is a curious all-purpose stone monument standing in a small square. One side bears inscriptions commemorating the raid by the 1st British Commando on 28 September 1941 and the liberation of Luc in June 1944. The opposite side carries an inscription commemorating French sailors and soldiers who died for their country.