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Sword Beach, Normandy

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Sword Beach stretches from Ouistreham to Luc-sur-Mer. The British 3rd Infantry Division landed on the 2½-miles of beach between Ouistreham and Lion-sur-mer. The 41st Royal Marine Commando landed at Lion-sur-Mer, while the N°4 British Commando landed at Ouistreham. Integrated with the N°4 British Commando were 177 Frenchmen of the 1st Batallion of Fusiliers Marins Commandos who were granted the honor to set foot on Normandy soil in the first wave. On the eastern flank of Sword beach, the Sixth British Airborne had parachuted in the early morning hours of June 6th to seize bridges over the River Orne and Caen canal, silence gun batteries and secure the eastern flank of the D-Day beaches. Work out when and for how long to visit Sword Beach and other Normandy attractions using our handy Normandy online trip maker .
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  • Whilst the beach is very different today as to what it was like 75 years ago, it still offers a chance to feel and appreciate all that those who laid their lives on the line for us. A well worth while...  more »
  • A beautiful beach with lots of history and memorials along its front. There are plenty of villages and towns along its shores though parking is at a premium in some of the larger villages especially o...  more »
  • Had a fantastic time visiting all the DDay landings
  • Beautiful beach lovely views. Well worth visiting
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