On the night of the 5th to 6th June 1944, Allied paratroops were dropped throughout the zone covered by this trail. Their mission was to reduce the Merville artillery battery to silence. Unfortunately, this marshy zone reduced the original contingent by two thirds. In memory of the young liberators who fell in the early hours of D-Day, commemorative steles are decked with crowns of poppies every year, to symbolise the sacrifice of these British troops.
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Course difficulty : Difficult