• Normandy France

    Normandy

    The landing beaches

Normandy

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Memorian Museum & Landing Beaches

There is a section in the museum which deals exclusively with the Invasion of Normandy, a key episode in the liberation of Europe. For the first time ever, the museum covers every detail of the Invasion of Normandy. Indeed, few people really know how much Normandy suffered following 6 June 1944. 20,000 inhabitants of Normandy were killed, that is a third of all French civilians killed during the Second World War. Towns were razed to the ground in mass bomb attacks, battles as fierce as those on the Eastern front raged, civilians were subjected to terrible suffering and many were evacuated, the German army fled and was pursued. 

Operations started on the night 5/6 June, with airborne troops being parachuted down while heavy bombers pounded the coastal artillery batteries deemed to present the greatest danger. Meanwhile, an armada of 5000 ships (including a thousand battleships) crossed the English Channel and took up position off the beaches without being spotted by the Germans who were battered by the storm that still raged and weakened by the loss of their radar stations, which had been destroyed over the previous few weeks. The surprise was therefore total. 

At 5:45 am, the battleships opened fire on the Atlantic Wall defenses, while the landing craft carrying the first assault waves drew nearer their targets. 
Omaha Beach forms a 7km indentation between Vierville and Colleville-sur-Mer, with cliffs on either side. It was overlooked by a sheer embankment bristling with field guns, mortars and machine guns. 

The Allies were well aware of the dangers of an assault on a spot that seemed like an inevitable trap, but it was the only possibility. Inaccurate bombing had left German defenses almost intact - and these were further reinforced by the unspotted arrival of the 352nd Infantry Division. 
In the morning of 6 June, the men of the 1st and 29th American Division, under the command of General Huebner and Gerhardt, suffered full-scale carnage. Pinned down on the beach in the midst of dead bodies and burned out equipment, it took them almost 6 hours to extricate themselves, climb the embankment and reach the plateau that overlooked it. By the evening, they had only managed to penetrate a mere 2km inland.

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  • Departs: 0330, Day 1

  • Returns: 1900, Day 3

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Itinerary

DayTimeInfo
Day 1
0330

Departing Spangdahlem at parking lot bldg. 125 (behind legal office)
Breakfast stop on route (not included)

1200

ETA at Rouen
Drop off at Hotel D'Angleterre (leave luggage in storage room)

1230

Lunch at Restaurant (TBD) (not included)

1400

Guided City Tour in Rouen (approx. 2h)

1600

Check in at Hotel

Day 2
0700

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

0800

Departing Hotel

1000

ETA at Memorial Museum in Caen
Free time at Museum (option to rent an audio guide at own cost)

1145

Lunch at restaurant in museum (included)

1300

Guided D-Day Tour (Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Movie: "Battle of Normandy"

1800

Departing Memorial Museum

2000

ETA Hotel

Day 3
0800

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

0900

Departing Hotel
Lunch stop (not included)

1900

ETA at Spangdahlem

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Prices

  • €343 per adult (double room)
  • €335 per adult (triple room)
  • Method of payment: cash (EUR and US), credit card (MC, VS, AX)
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Included

  • Round Trip Bus Transportation
  • ITT Escort
  • Hotel
  • Guided City Tour in Rouen
  • Visit of the Memorial Museum in Caen
  • Lunch at the Museum
  • Guided Tour to the landing Beaches (Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc)
  • Movie "Battle of Normandy"

Not Included

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