TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Submit your photos to and it will be published!

Memorial First Polish Armoured Division Graye-sur-Mer

This memorial, from July 2012, remembers the fact that the First Polish Armoured Division disembarked here on the end of July 1944.

The text on the memorial:
Sur les plages d'Arromanches et
Graye/Courseulles, fin juillet 1944,
16000 soldats et 400 chars
de la 1ère Division Blindée Polonaise
ont débarqué avec à leur tête
le Général Stanislaw Maczek

The translation of the text:
On the beaches of Arromanches and
Graye/Courseulles, end of July 1944,
16000 soldiers and 400 tanks
from the 1st Polish Armoured Division
landed with his leader
General Stanislaw Maczek

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


  • Text: De Roust Jente
  • Photos: Jeroen Koppes (1) & De Roust Jente (2-5)