Sword Beach was one of the five landing sites for the Allied invasion of Normandy on the morning of June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day. Success of the combined British-Canadian forces that landed at Sword Beach was imperative if the Allied troops were to complete one of the key objectives of the D-Day invasion and capture the city of Caen from the Germans. The forces that landed at Sword Beach met stiff opposition from the German occupation forces and did not immediately secure the city.... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2017. 2p.