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  • Gold Beach - Basse-Normandie

Gold Beach was the middle of the five coded beaches. The British 50th Infantry landed here on June 6, 1944. Their object was to seize Arromanches and make contact with the Canadians from Juno beach to the east and the US forces from Omaha Beach on the west. There are a few ruined defensive gun batteries here. And beautiful sand. We watched the sunset and enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness long since replacing the sounds of battle.
We took the time to visit the small Gold Beach museum. It was a worthwhile visit though more aviation oriented. We learned a few things they don't teach you in school :-)

othercontact: http://www.goldbeachmusee.org.uk
Website: http://www.goldbeach.org.uk/

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2009
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