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Feb 26, 2014 - Sword Beach

We had an early morning walk right along the promenade beside the wide sandy beach. A lovely sunny day again. Not many signs of the terrible fighting that took place here 70 years ago. There are two museums here in Ouistreham but one was closed. The other was in 'le Grand Bunker', a five storey reinforced structure set back from the beach that the Germans had built as an observation & rangefinder post for directing fire at the invading forces. The bunker was captured intact & has been set up as a museum. We could have spent many more days...

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