A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Travel in Normandy with Francois Gauthron

Paratrooper equipment


The HBO mini-series based on Stephen Ambrose's unit history of Easy Coy 506 Rgt interests a lot of visitors from all over the world. This itinerary covers most of the E coy sites depicted in the mini-series.

I planed the route from Bayeux with a first exit out of the N13 to Angoville au Plain toward Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. When on D 913 turn right, after about a mile and follow the sign to Angoville.

Field equipment

  • Helmet, Steel, M1C w/liner and leather chin cup (Airborne)
  • Netting, Helmet, 1/2'' weave
  • M1942 jump uniform
  • Corcoran jump boots
  • M6 assault gasmask
  • B4 Lifevest
  • MK1 Hawkins anti-vehicle mine
  • T5 parachute
  • Packet, First Aid, Parachutist
  • Bag, Canvas, Field, M1936 («Musette Bag»), khaki (Airborne)
  • Suspenders, Belt, M1936, khaki
  • Cover, Canteen, M1910, khaki
  • Canteen, M1910 or M1942
  • Cup, Canteen, M1,khaki
  • Cover, Entrenching Tool, M1943, khaki and Cover, Entrenching Tool, M1910
  • Tool, Entrenching, M1943 OR Tool, Entrenching, M1910
  • Flashlight, TL 122
  • Knife, Fighting, M3 w/ M8 or M6 Scabbard
Depending on weapon carried one or more of the following will be required:
  • Belt, Cartridge, M1923, khaki
  • Belt, Automatic Rifle, M1937, khaki
  • Belt, Pistol, M1936, khaki with the following:
  • Bandoleer, Cotton, OD, M1
  • Pouch(es), Magazine, Rigger-Made (For Carbine or Garand) (ABN Only)
  • Pouch(es), Magazine, Thompson, 20-rd, or 30-rd Khaki
  • Bayonet if required

Individual weapons

  • U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, (Garand)
  • U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903A4 w/ M73B1 Scope (Sniper)
  • U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1A1
  • Sub-Machinegun, M1928, M1, OR M1A1 (Thompson)
  • Sub-Machinegun, M3 OR M3A1 (Grease-Gun)
  • Pistol, Automatic, Cal .45, M1911 or M1911A1
  • Pistol, Revolver, Cal .45, M1917