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Human Rights Competition
Human Rights Competition
Final 2014
February 1st, 2015, ten lawyers will plead the case of a victim of human rights.
Booking and information
Tel. : +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
Fax :
+33 (0)2 31 06 01 66
Email : resa@memorial-caen.fr

Touristic sites visited

Touristic sites visited

This beach, also called “Bloody Omaha”, is one of the five Landing Beaches. The others were Utah, Sword, Juno and Gold. It was on Omaha Beach that the allies suffered the highest number of casualties.

At Pointe du Hoc, rockets and bombs turned the plateau into a moonlike landscape. This site is a testimony to the terrible battle that took place there between June 6th and June 8th.

In the cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, 9 387 white marble gravestones are perfectly lined up on the field that overlooks Omaha beach. This 70-hectare site was granted for life by France to the United States. It shelters the bodies of the Americans soldiers who died during the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy.

On the beach of Arromanches you can see some wide concrete boxes at the surface of the sea. They are the relics of « Port Winston » or « Mulberry B », one of the two artificial harbours built by the Allies to land the men, supplies and equipment necessary for the Battle of Normandy.

The Juno Beach Centre is a museum and cultural centre, which opened at Courseulles-sur-Mer, France on June 6, 2003. The Centre presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the Second World War, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society.

The only D-Day landing beach assigned to the Canadian troops, Juno Beach covers 7 km between Saint-Aubin and Courseulles. The attack, scheduled for 7.45 am, was led by General Keller’s 3rd Canadian infantry division, with reinforcements from a brigade belonging to Hobbart’s 79th armoured division.

Visit Caen and walk in the footsteps of William the Conqueror... In the 11th century, he was the Duke of Normandy and then King of England in 1066. He chose Caen to erect his castle and two abbeys which made Caen the capital city of Western Normandy.

This 70-meter linen tapestry has probably been embroidered by monks in the south of England around 1070. Registered at the UNESCO World Heritage sites, it relates the story of the conquest of Britain by William the Conqueror.

Come and discover the new Arromanches 360 film co-financed by the Région Basse-Normandie and the Mémorial de Caen.