“You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” Eisenhower, June 6 th 1944.
D-Day & Normandy Tour Highlights: Normandy landing beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Arromanches, Mulberry Harbour, Longues Sur Mer fortifications, The American Cemetery, The American Center, Omaha Beach & Pointe Du Hoc.
In the early hours of 6 June 1944, Allied forces began landing on the shores of Normandy, the first step in a long planned invasion of German occupied France. Known as Operation Overlord. Parachutists were dropped near Ste-Mere-Eglise and Pegasus Bridge. Sea bourne assaults were made a long a string of code named beaches. Over 60 years on these very same beaches are still referred to by the same code names, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
We spend the day retracing our brave soldiers heroic footsteps to victory…
An awe inspiring, charged with emotion day never to be forgotten as we tour the most important locations of the Allied invasion on the “Day of Days”. We can only be moved by the enormity of the task and marvel at the courage of the fighting men. We visit the beaches, key landing areas, strategic bridges and the site of the Allied prefabricated harbour.
At the American Cemetery we humbly pay our respects to the brave fighting men who made the ultimate sacrifice. As we finally finish our tour one reflects on the sheer human cost of the undertaking to free us from Nazi Germany.
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