Normandy Beaches Gallery

July 14, 2014. The Normandy Beaches Gallery includes images from our visit to the Juno Beach landing areas at Beny-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer and St. Aubin and the Gold Beach landing area at Arromanches. It was on Juno Beach that on June 6, 1944, 15,000 Canadian in the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division stormed ashore to face fierce German opposition. As we know now, it was the beginning of the end of the Nazi reign of terror in Europe, but at the time the outcome was very much in doubt. At Arromanches the Allies set up the artificial temporary harbour known as Mulberry which for the rest of 1944 became the busiest harbour in the world.

The gallery includes pictures from our visit to the Canadian Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the landing beaches, Canada House, and  Juno Beach Centre, and Arromanches.

Operation Overlord
Operation Overlord
The D-Day invasion plan called for an amphibious assault by five infantry divisions on a fifty mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The five infantry divisions, two British, one Canadian and two American were assigned to beaches code-named, from east to west, Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. Three airborne divisions, including the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, would land ahead of the main invasion to delay enemy movements.
« 1 of 67 »

Thumbnails of the images available in this gallery are displayed above. Click on any thumbnail to see the full-size image with its caption. While in this view, use the right or left navigation arrows on the image to move forward or backward through the gallery one image at a time. You can close full-size image view at anytime by clicking the X on the top right of the image. Return to the gallery list by selecting Photo Galleries from the menu.

To see a slideshow of the images while in full-size image view, click on the Play button in the bottom left. This will cycle through the images automatically. Options to pause, toggle full-screen display, and for captions and comments are also available.