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- Sword Beach
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- World War Two
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Gold Beach Museum, Omaha Beach Museum ,
Utah Beach Memorial , The Juno Beach Centre ,
about Sword Beach
Sword Beach (Ouistreham) in Normandy, France was one of the sites of the Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944, D-day.
Assigned to units of the British 3rd Division, the landings at Sword Beach were the most eastern part of Operation Overlord, the allied offensive which led to the liberation of German-occupied France and subsequently Europe in World War II.
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Address: Sword Beach, Boulevard Maritime, 14780 Lion-sur-Mer, France
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Sword Beach is in the town of Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy, approximately 16km north of Caen.
Sword Beach is open daily.
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