Walking D-Day

Walking D-Day

Walking D-Day

Paul Reed’s latest battlefield walking guide covers the site of the largest amphibious invasion of all time, the first step in the Allied liberation of France and the rest of northwest Europe.

The places associated with the landings on the Normandy coast on 6 June 1944 are among the most memorable that a battlefield visitor can explore.

They give a fascinating insight into the scale and complexity of the Allied undertaking and the extent of the German defences – and into the critical episodes in the fighting that determined whether the Allies would gain a foothold or be thrown back into the sea.

All the most important sites are featured, from Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery, Ouistrehem and Longues Battery to Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah Beaches, Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-M

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