History of the Battle of Normandy

La Manche is a department filled with history, a place of remembrance. On 6th June 1944, 836,000 men landed on the beaches of Normandy. This was the start of the battle of Normandy, one of the great battles of the 20th century. In La Manche many places pay tribute to this remarkable episode of the Second World War. Discover the entire history of the landings, visit the first town in France to be liberated, walk upon the landing beaches, and stop at the American cemeteries.