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Well now its just a lovely beach with rolling tides and sand for miles on the coast of Normandy France. Go nack in time and it is one of 5 first landings for the Allied Forces in WW2.
June 6 1944 operation Neptune.
We came here to see where part of the landing took place during operation Overlord. Although Sword was the eastern most part of the landing - you would still think it would have a bigger memorial to commemorate those who sacrificed so much on this...More
As others have noted this stretch of coastline is lovely but although we are interested in WW II and know the area and it’s history, it was not easy to find a memorial to the brave souls who took this beach. In fact in comparison...More
I agree with the other reviewers that there could be more here to commemorate what happened on this beach on D-Day. There is little more than a few plaques and a British flag.
However, if you are visiting from the UK (or any other country...More
This is not a grade for the beach itself but for how well I believe it shows remembrance of the past events here. This is now a lively and very touristy beach town, people come for sunbathing, swimming and some memorials are the only reminders...More
The seafront must be close when you see the massive ferris wheel and decking. Beach huts and ice cream stalls also occupy the sand.
Little to remind us of the sacrifices made to make this all possible but times move on.
There are low key...More
We all wanted to see at least one of the beaches. This was the closest, we parked near Colleville-Montgomery and walked along beach towards the port. The are a few memorials (Bill the Piper, Kieffer Commandos) and the odd bunker.
It was hard to imagine...More
We visited this beach on the anniversary of D-Day. We were a little disappointed with the lack of pomp and ceremony visible, considering the importance of the date of our visit and shocked at the lack of clear signposts to locate the beach.