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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Funnies opened a breach in the Atlantic Wall

On 6 June 1944, the North Shore Regiment of the 8th Canadian Brigade landed on Juno Beach; they fought against a regiment of the 716th German Infantry division. A Company progressed easily west of Saint-Aubin, while company B meets many obstacles. The support of Fort Garry Horse amphibious tanks was decisive, the «funnies» tanks neutralizing anti-tank walls and blockhouses with explosives enabling, Lieutenant Colonel Buell to launch his companies inland; as the end of the day the Canadians clear Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer from the last German defenders. At Langrune-sur-Mer, street fighting cost fifty per cent losses to the 48th Royal Marines Commando, but in the evening of 6 June the Germans were pushed back from the town.

48th RMC Monument