- The lead-up to World War II
- The Battle of Normandy
- Two powerful video presentations
- The Cold War
- And the outgoing movement for peace.
From Caen, we will drive to the beaches, British Sector, like Sword Beach, Juno Beach, Gold Beach, to stop in Arromanches. Arromanches, a modest seaside resort, owes its fame to the fantastic “Mulberry” operation which was an integral part of the Allied Landing in Europe in June 1944. This artificial port was one of the most extraordinary maritime achievements of the whole war.
We will continue our journey following the coast to Colleville-sur-Mer, and visit The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial opened in May 2007 to tell the Story of the 9.387 Americans buried there and put The D-Day landings and follow-on battle in Europe in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements of all time. The Cemetery is located on a cliff overhanging Omaha Beach.
Passing small charming villages , we will visit “La Pointe du Hoc“, the famous limestone plateau heavily fortified by the Germans, climbed by the 2nd. Rangers Battalion who took the position by assault at draw on June 6th., but not without heavy losses. The Point is one of the few places in Normandy which still gives the impression of having been a battlefield. Passing Carentan and Sainte Mère l’Eglise, we will visit Utah Beach, the 5th. Normandy Beachheads (Landing Museum).
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