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Landing beaches of Normandy

The longest day

On June 6, 1944 tens of thousands of American, English, Canadian, Scots and French soldiers landed on the beaches of the Normandy coast to free France from the Nazi stronghold.

Thousands of young soldiers died that first day in the name of liberty, the value that makes the greatness of mankind.

The coast of Normandy still has the indelible scars of that event. You can discover the 5 beaches: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and Sword. At Arromanches you can see the maritime vestiges of what made the greatest artificial port ever created. All the armored vehicles, trucks, supplies and men came into France through this port.

In Caen is the Memorial of the landing, retracing the events of the largest military operation of all time that gave freedom back to France.

You can go to the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer where these young soldiers are buried, a reminder of lives given so that others could be free.

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