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An area of Northern France from where the last sucessful major invasion of our shores came way back in 1066. See also Battle of Hastings.

Many years later during the Second World War, it was the area chosen for Operation Overlord, better known as the D Day landings. This was our chance to return the favour and invade the German occupied French Coast.

Although the landings were sucessful, the fighting in the rest of Normandy was hard going and there were heavy losses during much bitter and frenzied battles.