THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO NORMANDY BEACHES ; June Sees the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France. Harriet O'Brien Recommends the Best and Most Moving Attractions in a Region Proud of Its Wartime Role
Harriet O'Brien, The Independent (London, England)
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PART OF THE COAST?
Stretching more than 50 miles between Cherbourg in the west and Caen in the east is a shoreline of broad, sandy beaches backed by dunes and dotted with small seaside towns. It's a gentle, pleasant area bordering rolling farmland, where ancient, Romanesque churches stand in quiet villages of mellow stone.
But the laid-back atmosphere of the Calvados coastal region belies the fact that the district was witness to one of the most violent and courageous military operations of the 20th century - the D-Day landings. This year is the 60th anniversary of the remarkable, bloody and ultimately victorious
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Publication information: Article title: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO NORMANDY BEACHES ; June Sees the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France. Harriet O'Brien Recommends the Best and Most Moving Attractions in a Region Proud of Its Wartime Role. Contributors: Harriet O'Brien - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 28, 2004. Page number: 20,. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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