Gold Beach

A beach entrusted to British troops

On June 6, 1944 at 7:35 am, the 25,000 British soldiers of the 50th Infantry Division landed on Gold Beach. This beach in Calvados extends from Asnelles to Ver-sur-Mer. English troops had no great difficulty entering the land, except on the western part of the beach.

The fortification of the hamlet of Hamel had not suffered any real damage during the bombardments that preceded the landing. The German army was thus able to retaliate and finally surrender only in the middle of the afternoon after several Allied assaults. The English brigades were able to join the Canadian troops who landed east on Juno Beach at the end of the day. The American army had much more difficulty in the West to achieve its objectives on Omaha Beach.

The city of Arromanches-les-Bains was liberated. This location is chosen for the installation of an artificial Mulberry port. Prefabricated parts in Great Britain were brought to the Normandy coast to serve as a supply point for Allied troops. The Mulberry port of Arromanches was originally supposed to have its twin in Omaha Beach. The latter was destroyed during a storm.

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The term Gold Beach refers to a landing beach in Normandy. This operation, which was intended for the assault on the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944 and the takeover of the land was codenamed Overlord. This day marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy.