Thursday, August 04, 2011
D Day Today: 2. Sword, Juno & Gold Beaches
Hillman Fort is a small artillery fort located about 4 km inland from Sword Beach. There is a monument to the regiment that took it.
It is a group of about 20 bunkers - command, living, storage, observation and gun.
Its garison of 150 men held out through D Day but gave up the next day.
The ground around the fort and behind most of the length of the British beaches is mostly pretty flat and open.
Ouistrham is the east end of the beaches. The German command bunker has been turned into a museum. There is some good stuff outside the bunker.