• American Cemetery

D-Day Beaches

The 75 miles of Atlantic coast north of Bayeux, stretching from Ste-Marie-du-Mont to Ouistreham, are littered with World War II museums, monuments, cemeteries, and battle remains left in tribute to the courage of the British, Canadian, and American armies that successfully carried out the largest military operation in history: D-Day. It was on these serene beaches, at the crack of dawn on June 6, 1944, that the Allies finally gained a foothold in France, and Nazi Europe was doomed to crumble.