Memorial to the 47th Royal Marine Commando.
420 men of the 47th Royal Marine Command landed on the beach at Asnelles, 20 km from their target on the morning of 6 June 1944. Their mission, the liberation of Port-en-Bessin, was at the intersection of the Gold Beach and Omaha Beach sectors. At night they still managed to capture Port-en-Bassin and thus establish a connection between the troops on Gold Beach and Omaha Beach.
The memorial stands on top of a German bunker, WN57. The bunker is also accessible and from the observation opening you have a beautiful view over the harbor and the beach to the east of it.
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- Text: Jan van den Bos
- Photos: Jan van den Bos