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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 Luc-sur-Mer attractions using our handy Luc-sur-Mer online trip maker.
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  • This was the fist of the five D Day beaches that we visited over two days. There is hardly anything at this location that alludes to the momentous events that occurred here. The other four landing....  more »
  • We drove the length of the coast  which was the location of the 5 beaches of D Day. We stopped particularly at Sword beach where it was moving to see the same beach huts that could be seen in the...  more »
  • Had a fantastic time visiting all the DDay landings
  • Beautiful beach lovely views. Well worth visiting
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