The five D
Day landing beaches were named, west to east, as Utah,
Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The first two were the
American beaches for the 1st (US) Army and the other
three for the British and Canadian 2nd (British) Army.
beaches were allocated to the Americans so that their
supply routes from home would not cross the routes to
the other beaches.
has at its western end the seaside town of Arromanches
where the British Mulberry harbour was built and whose
remains can still be seen today. The D Day landing force
was the 50th Northumbrian Division commanded by Major
General D. A. H. Graham and the assault time was 0725
landing was supported by fire from the Cruisers HMS
Orion, HMS Ajax, HMS Argonaut and HMS Emerald and it
was an ambitious plan.
The task was
to penetrate inland beyond the N13 Bayeux to Caen road,
to take the German gun battery at Longues and to link
up with the Americans at OMAHA beach by using Special
happened is told in our guide book .
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