The D Day beaches
The landing of Normandy began June 6th, 1944, when 130.000 troops land on the Normandy beaches - Operation Overlord has started. Very early in the morning, British and Americans troops are parachuted. Then by sea, in hardly a day, 130.000 soldiers are off-loaded on Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah beaches. In Arromanches, an artificial port is built. Longues sur mer batteries, the Pointe du Hoc, Pegasus bridge, Sainte Mère l’Eglise are the places of violent fights.