These are the codenames of five beaches across the coast of Normandy where Allied nations landed more than 130,000 troops on D-Day.
- SWORD: Some 29,000 men of the 3rd British Infantry Division landed at Sword. There were around 630 casualties.
- GOLD: Nearly 25,000 men from the British 50th Division landed here on D-Day. Around 413 men were killed or wounded on Gold beach and 89 landing crafts were destroyed.
- JUNO: The assault landings were made by the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division and casualty figures were high among the 21,400 men who landed there.
- OMAHA: Landings were made by the 1st and 29th American Infantry Divisions and more than 2,000 were killed or wounded - the highest number of casualties out of the five beaches.
- UTAH: More than 23,000 men from the American 4th Infantry Division landed at Utah - 200 were killed, wounded or missing.