Longues s/ Mer Battery - This site is an excellent example of a WWII German
Coastal battery. Today a historic monument, the battery is one the landmarks of
Hitler's Atlantic Wall in Normandy and it is still displaying three of its four
original 150-mm guns which had a range of fire of 11 miles!
Mulberry B, "Port Winston" (Arromanches) – Thid was one of two artificial harbors
designed by T5 branch of the Royal Engineers. Its components were made in England but assembled in
Normandy. Set-up right in the heart of the D-Day assault area, Arromanches
harbor was a masterpiece of Engineering. Statistics show that the brilliant work
done by the Royal Engineers enabled the Allies to land here, during six month
of intense activity, 25% of the stores, 20% of the personnel and 15% of all
vehicles brought to Normandy in the whole course of the campaign.
Juno Beach (Graye s/ Mer) - At the western end of "Juno Beach" lies "Mike Sector”, a strip of beach assigned on June 6th to the Royal Winnipegs. The so-called Cosy's bunker, part of the German defenses, indicates why “Juno” was the second worst place to land after "Omaha". One of "Hobart's funnies", a Churchill AVRE tank retrieved in 1976, also found its place here. It opens the way to an impressive Cross of Lorraine, memorial commemorating Gen. de Gaulle's arrival in Normandy a few days after D-Day.
(Saint Aubin s/ Mer) – “Nan Red” represented the easternmost landing sector
assigned to the Canadian forces. A scared German pillbox housing a 50-mm gun (photo 2)
illustrates the bitter fighting involving the North Shore Regiment. Landing
also on the extreme left, 48th Royal Marine Commando drove through Langrune and
linked up with the 41st Commando to complete, by D+1, the Anglo-Canadian
Beny Reviers Cemetery – The first of two Canadian cemeteries created in Normandy during the campaign, this is the final resting place for 2,043 men. Maintained by the CWGC, the graveyard gives the real measure of the Canadian sacrifice. More than 15% of the dead are men who fell on D-Day; among them there are some of those 156 Canadians murdered by the SS during the summer of 1944.