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World War II SitesJuno Beach - Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

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[FR] Juno Beach est le nom de code d'une des principales plages du débarquement allié en Normandie le 6 juin 1944. [EN] Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of German occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 12/18/2019

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World War II SitesCosy's Pillbox, Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

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This bunker, nicknamed "Cosy's Pillbox", was involved in the D-Day Invasion of 6 June 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 7/11/2014

Image for Funkmeßgerät Stellung Distelfink - Douvres-la-Délivrande, Franceview gallery

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World War II SitesFunkmeßgerät Stellung Distelfink - Douvres-la-Délivrande, France

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This former Luftwaffe Radar Station is located in Douvres-la-Délivrande, France. The site is now home to a museum and bunkers at the site house some of the displays.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 10/3/2014

last visited: 7/13/2014

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World War II SitesMulberry Harbour Caissons, Arromanches, Normandy, France

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From the top of the bluffs here in Arromanches, on Gold Beach, you can see 20 concrete structures in the surf; these are relics of the D Day Invasions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 2/14/2020

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World War II SitesPegasus Bridge - Bénouville, France

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[FR] Pegasus Bridge (pont Pégase) est le nom qu'a reçu après les opérations du 6 juin 1944, pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale le pont de Bénouville [EN] It was a major objective of the British airborne troops during Operation Deadstick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: 2/4/2020

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World War II SitesÉglise Saint-Gilles - Caen, France

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[FR] Détruite en 1944, seuls des vestiges ont été maintenus sur le site aménagé en jardin public. [EN] Destroyed in 1944, the vestiges have been kept within a public park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 2/21/2020

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World War II SitesAbbaye aux Hommes - Caen (Normandie), France

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[FR] Pendant la bataille de Caen, le lycée est transformé en centre d'accueil de la défense passive. [EN] During the Normandy Landings, inhabitants of Caen found refuge in the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: 1/14/2020

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World War II SitesÉglise Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux - Caen, France

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[FR] En 1944, cette église est atteinte par un obus visant une colonne de chars allemands qui stationnait à proximité. [EN] In 1944, the church was hit by a shell aimed a column of German tanks which was parked in the vicinity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: 12/10/2018

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World War II SitesPointe du Hoc (Calvados, Normandy, France)

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...today quiet cliff covered by grass with concrete ruins and offering great vista over Canal, but in June 1944, during Operation Overlord, Point du Hoc was witness of brave attack of the United States Army Rangers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 6/10/2009

last visited: 12/19/2019

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World War II SitesMulberry Whale, St Denis de Méré, Normandie, FR

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This bridge "Le Pont des Bordeaux" over the Noireau near St Denis de Méré once formed part of the temporary "Mulberry" harbour at Arromanches. The original bridge was destroyed by the French Resistance shortly after D-Day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 9/13/2013

last visited: 6/16/2016

Image for D-Day: Liberation of Sainte-Mère-Église & private John Steele story (Normandy, France)view gallery

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World War II SitesD-Day: Liberation of Sainte-Mère-Église & private John Steele story (Normandy, France)

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...in June 6th, 1944 at 04:30 AM the Stars & Stripes were hoisted over the church tower and St. Mère-Église was the first town to be liberated in France. And church tower itself was scene of famous story of one US paratrooper - private John Steele.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 6/11/2009

last visited: 3/27/2020

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