Day Six

The story of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division at Juno Beach and the landing of the British 50th Division on Gold Beach will be the focus of your final full day touring the D-Day Battlefields.

The assault of the North Shore Regiment at St Aubin sur Mer which led to huge losses amongst the Canadian force who were dragged into what became the most prolonged struggle to involve the Canadian 3rd Division on D-Day shall be our first stop. The dramatic first wave landing and the emotion of the survivors shall be the focus of our second stop of the day as we focus on the Queen's Own Rifles at Bernieres before we look at the highest losses of any Commonwealth unit as we examine the experience of Captain Gower's 'B' Company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles at Coursuelles. After focusing on the beach assault we visit the beautifully tranquil Beny sur Mer Canadian Cemetery.

The story of the assault of the East Yorkshire Battalion, the Green Howards and the Hampshires shall fill our afternoon looking at the Gold Beach assault before we pay a visit to the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches and the artillery battery at Longues sur Mer before we conclude the tour at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Bayeux.

Proceed to DAY 7 >