Walking tour along the picturesque 19c and early 20c villas : the guide will explain how this quiet beach resort became a heavily fortified German position in Worl War II and how on D Day the British 3rd Infantry Division and British and French Commandos landed here to start the liberation of north-western Europe.
SWORD BEACH 2Hermanville : the village and the Commonwealth War Cemetery
Starts at 2.00 pm
Walking tour in the village of Hermanville, liberated by the 3rd Infantry Division who established here its headquarters. Visit of the War cemetery where a little more than 1000 young men rest for ever.
PEGASUS BRIDGE and the Commonwealth War Graves at Ranville
Starts at 2.30
Walking tour in the sector of "Coup de Main" Operation : the capture of the Canal and Orne bridges north of Caen by the British 6th Airborne Division dropped in the middle of German positions the night before D Day. Then the guide will take you to the Ranville War Cemetery.