Ouistreham Travel Guide

  • The beach
    The beach
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  • D-Day Tour – Sword Beach
    D-Day Tour – Sword Beach
    by vichatherly
  • D-Day Tour – Sword Beach
    D-Day Tour – Sword Beach
    by vichatherly

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    by vichatherly Written Aug 13, 2009

    Assault time 07:25
    The day went well for the British with twenty one of the twenty five DD Tanks making it ashore. Amongst the types of tanks that landed here was what was called “Funnies”. These consisted of modified tanks which helped clear the beach.

    Leading Formations
    8th Infantry Brigade Group
    13th/18th Hussars DD Tanks
    1st South Lancashire Regiment
    2nd East Yorkshie Regiment

    Objective of the Day
    The objective of the day was to secure the area and relive the 6th Airborne Division at Pegasus Bridge, before the German Panzar Divison counterattacked. No 4 Commando to clear east to Ouistreham and the No 41 Royal Marine Commando to clear west and meet up with the Canadians at Langrune. One of its more ambitious aims was to capture Caen.

    D-Day Beach ��� Sword
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    by adelinemmc Written Sep 6, 2012

    La Belle Iloise is a fish canning place in Honfleur but they have shops all over Normandie.
    This is true local stuff and does not come cheap but the products are of high quality and the choice is staggering.

    Dozens of variations of sardines, tuna or other fish/shellfish in a can.

    Note. you cannot just buy a can as everything comes in packs of at least 3.

    What to buy: Anything!
    They have wonderful gift basquets if you want a nicely presentedselection.

    What to pay: It's expensive. For example a pack of 6 small tuna cans (with tomato, with peppers etc.) was 13 euros

    The Ouistreham shop
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