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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Herguerie Farm: a «Huge controversy»

On June 6th 1944 , about 30 German prisoners were in custody of 12 paratroopers of the 101 Airborne .Most of them were from Ost Batallion 795 and are Georgians , they were wounded more or less badly and found a shelter in the farm Birette ; after 8 hours, Bernardin Birette's son was requested to move away. Upon his return he saw bodies on the ground, apparently executed.

Their bodies were left more than 15 days in the sun and rolled over by tanks and GMC!!!! I do not have any document confirming this fact, only eye witnesses.

This farm was also used as a CP for the 4th Division.

Le Buisson Farm: 1st Command Post 4 Division

On June 6th 1944 at 1.00 pm was established in this farm the first Command Post for Lt. Gen. Lawton Collins.