D-DAY 80th Anniversary 2024

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2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

What better time and place for your students to try and grasp the enormity of that day.

Visit the beaches of your choice depending on the focus of your studies.

Have a tour that could be with an accompanied guide from start to finish if you so choose. Let the guides do the work and tell the stories to be told.
The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was, and still is, the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France (and later Western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.

On 6 June 1944, Dog, Easy, and Fox Companies, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Rudder, landed at Pointe du Hoc from LCA landing craft and specially modified DUKW "Ducks" operated by the Royal Navy. The 225 Rangers had set off from Britain to launch an assault upon the cliffs overlooking the English Channel.

During the attack, the remaining Rangers scaled the cliffs utilizing rope ladders, but only 90 Rangers were still able to bear arms after two days of relentless fighting. During the assault, 2nd Battalion managed to achieve their primary objective, disabling a battery of 155mm French artillery captured by the Germans. These guns were to be aimed at Utah Beach, however, the Rangers prevented their use, saving American lives on the shores of Normandy.
The beauty of the Normandy area is that it offers so many visit opportunities not just the D-Day Landings etc.

Bayeux Tapestry
Goat Farm
Snail Farm
Falaise Castle ( birthplace of William the Conqueror )

A truly superb destination to not only enhance history studies but also to experience the French culture.

Let Battlefield and History Tours help plan your perfect itinerary.

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