The Normandy coast is world-known for the role it played on June 6, 1944, when the Allied troops crossed the Nazi defenses to liberate occupied France and change the course of the Second World War.

The Allies launched simultaneous landings of American, British, Canadian and French forces on five separate beaches along this part of the Normandy coast which were specifically codenamed Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah.

On June 6, 1944, these beaches made history by becoming the largest battlefield of all time.