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... thought they were safe as they thought that the cliffs would bring them and easy view to attack. There are five main beaches code named Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword that stretch along the Normandy coastline. (My Mum helped me to recount these events).
We also visited the Overlord Museum that explained what happened leading up to the battle as well as how the battle was fought and won.
I learnt a lot ...
... in WWII the Allies landed first in 1943 to free France and then stopped the war in 1945. I liked playing on the beach and drawing a large man with my brothers.
We also visited a museum which had tanks, cars and all sorts of items from that landing. A bit boring for me.
... was so small that it
looked like you could lift it up. After the museum we went outside and
we got to go into one of the German's bunkers. It was actually pretty
big and we found out that the walls were actually 2 meters thick. From
there we got to walk onto the beach, it was raining hard and the whole
time I was ...
... the beaches and advance inland approximately 18 kilometres to Caen by nightfall on June 6. In reality, this task would take many weeks and cost innumerable lives.
Juno Beach was approximately 9 kilometres across, extending eastward from La Riviere to Courseulles to Bernieres to St Aubin on the east. The initial attacking regiments designated on the beach from west to east would, with one exception, cover a similar geographic representation of ...