Friday March 9th 2018
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front.
Students will leave Paris by train early in the morning for the Normandy village of Bayeux. Originally settled by the Vikings, or Norsemen, who gave the region their name, this area is steeped in history like few places in the world. Students will have the opportunity to visit the mulberry harbor at Arromanches, the German battery at Longues-sur-Mer, the American Cemetery at Colleville and Pont du Hoc on the cliffs above the English Channel.