Fact File:

  
  CurrencyEuro
  
  
  
  LanguageFrench
  
  Nearest P&O portCalais
  
  Area coveredAcross the Normandy coast in the large bay between Le Havre in the east and Cherbourg in the west
  
  FactMore than 150,000 allied troops were involved in the initial operation. They faced Hitlerís Atlantic Wall: a NAZI line of costal fortifications that had been in construction from 1942 onwards, including pillboxes, bunkers, batteries and minefields.
  
  
  
  Average temperaturesWinter 6C / Summer 16C