On the 6th June 1944, the British and their allies put into action ‘Operation Neptune’. This operation was to regain control of France starting in the north, in Normandie. There were two parts to the landing... an airborne attack where 24,000 paratroopers who were British, Canadian, American and Free French airborne troops landed shortly after midnight and an amphibious landing of Allied Infrantry on the coast of France starting at 6:30am. The assault stretched far along the coast of Normandie and the different allies had different sections of the coast to attack and regain control of.
When I was in France, I visited the beaches and coastline where the D-Day Landings took place: