Graye-sur-Mer Churchill A.V.R.E. tank

Graye-sur-Mer Churchill A.V.R.E. tank

A Churchill A.V.R.E. tank that landed on the beach at Graye-sur-Mer and was stopped on its way inland when it was unable to bridge a deep culvert and foundered.

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Jerusalem War Cemetery, Chouain

Jerusalem War Cemetery, Chouain

Jerusalem War Cemetery is the smallest Commonwealth cemetery in Normandy containing 47 burials one of which is unidentified, and one Czech grave. The cemetery is located on the D6 about 9km south of Bayeux just before the D187 near the village of Chouain.

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Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise

The Airborne Museum is located in Sainte-Mere-Eglise and is dedicated to the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division who were dropped into Normandy and fought as part of Operation Overlord.

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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172.5 acres and is situated on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach east of St-Laurent-sur-Mer it is a cemetery and memorial to American Soldiers who died in Europe during the Second World War.

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Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc is a prominent cliff between Utah and Omaha Beach during the Second World War the site was an important gun battery fortified with concrete casemates and gun pits forming part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences.

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Sherman Tank Keren

Sherman Tank Keren

Sherman tank "Keren" belonged to the 501st Tank Regiment of the French 2nd Armoured Division and was knocked out on the 12 August 1944 when a German shell struck the turret killing 3 crew members

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Sherman Tank Valois

Sherman Tank Valois

A memorial to combatants of the French 2nd Armoured Divison who died for France during the fighting in Normandy during the 10th-23rd August 1944

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Sword beach memorial

Sword beach memorial

The Kieffer Monument at sword beach which resembles a flame was erected on top of a steel German cupola to commemorates the members of the British and French 1st Special Services Commando Unit that lost their lives at Sword Beach and Pegasus Bridge.

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Urville-Langannerie Polish Military Cemetery

Urville-Langannerie Polish Military Cemetery

Urville-Langannerie Military Cemetery is the only Polish cemetery in Normandy and is the resting place of soldiers from the 1st Polish Armoured Division who fought in the Battle of Normandy.

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Ver-sur-Mer Sexton Tank and Porpoise Ammunition Carrier

Ver-sur-Mer Sexton Tank and Porpoise Ammunition Carrier

A Sexton self-propelled gun in memory of the British troops who landed on the beach at Ver-sur-Mer and a porpoise ammunition carrier.

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Vimoutiers Tiger Tank

Vimoutiers Tiger Tank

Vimoutiers Tiger Tank is a Second World War Tiger Tank on the outskirts of Vimoutiers in Normandy. The tank is located outside by the side of the road heading from Vimoutiers to Gacé on D979.

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WN60 (Widerstandsneste 60)

WN60 (Widerstandsneste 60)

WN60 was the most eastern fortification at Omaha Beach and had a view over the whole of landing area. Many of the fortifications and trench systems are still present today.

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