On Demand Tour: Gold Beach – Normandy – 1944

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)


Battlefield Guide – Romain Breget
Tour Manager – Paul Marsh

Tour length about 75 min

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On the early morning of June 6th, 1944, thousands of young British men found themselves heading toward the coast of Normandy. Many of them had already seen years of service and fighting, from the fjords of Norway to the desert sand of Libya. For others, D-Day would be their very first experience of combat. In front of them now lay the coastal towns of Asnelles and Ver-sur-Mer within the landing sector designated by allied planners as ‘Gold Beach’.

This new Virtual Tour will take you back to that very time and to the locations as they look today to discover and learn about the bloody fighting that raged between the men of the British 50th Infantry Division and the German Army defending this stretch of the Atlantic Wall.

Using modern technology alongside veteran accounts and archive footage, we will follow those men in those first vital hours as they fought their way into fortress Europe, highlighting many powerful stories along the way, including that of the only man to be awarded the Victoria Cross on D-Day.

10 reviews for On Demand Tour: Gold Beach – Normandy – 1944

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5
June 25, 2022

Excellent. Heading to Normandy in a couple of weeks so particularly useful. Thank you

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Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2022

An excellent virtual tour of the landings on Gold Beach, very well presented by Romain. Particularly liked the superimposed model of the Preventorium, hadn’t really appreciated its size and height over the beach. It is sometimes difficult to imagine what it was like before all the post-war development, and that really helped.

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Philip Bell
Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2022

Really enjoyable tour with Romain and Paul. Great personal accounts from the time plus then and now pictures help bring the past to life.

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Eddie Muir
Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2022

Romain Breget is a masterful guide for the D Day Landings and the Normandy campaign. Once again he demonstrates his vast knowledge with this great virtual tour of the landings at Gold Beach. Google images, drone footage and oral remembrances contribute to a riveting narrative of this most important action. Bravo Battle Guides.

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William Schuber
Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2022

Best yet Romain. Particularly memorable for me concerning 1st Hants – where there were many men from the town where I grew up (Andover in Hampshire). I have local accounts of survivors & records of those who served + commemorations on the town’s memorial. Particularly liked the re-creation of the sanitorium. Was that yours Gareth? Nice touch.

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Andy Mullen