Operation Overlord of 6 June 1944
THEIR SACRIFICE, OUR FREEDOM
La Manche, department in charge of history, is a place of memory. On 6 June 1944, during the Second World War,more than 150,000 soldiers landed onthe beaches. 133,000 by sea and 23,000 by air, 13,000 American paratroopers on Utah and 10,000 British between the Orne and the Dives. The Battle of Normandy begins.