The major D-Day Landings began in the early morning of 6th June.
The 60-mile coastal stretch was divided into five sectors, codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
Utah Beach is on the Cotentin Peninsula the westernmost of the five code-named landing beaches. Amphibious landings were undertaken by US Army troops.MORE INFO
Omaha Beach refers to a section 8 kilometers long. Landings here were necessary to link the British landings to the east at Gold and US Troops to the west at Utah.MORE INFO
The objectives at Gold were to secure a beachhead, move west to capture Arromanches and establish contact with the American forces at Omaha, capture Bayeux and the small port at Port-en-Bessin.MORE INFO
SOUS LES ÈTOILES NORMANDIE is a family run campsite in the village of St Martin des Besaces, Calvados, offering camping and caravanning. Perfectly situated for exploring the undulating picturesque countryside, tasting renowned cheeses, sampling sparkling cider and of course, the famous Calvados.