The Fight for Caen: Operation CHARNWOOD. 

Carte 05Follow the defensive line of fortified villages North of Caen where the Panzer units turned the initial assaults of the British and Canadian Forces to a Verdun style stalemate.

Visit the infamous Abbaye d’Ardenne and the British War Cemetery at Cambes en Plaine.

Follow the British and Canadian advances into Caen.

Learn more about the martyrdom of the civilian population during the 5 week siege of the crucified capital of Lower Normandy ( memorial inside Castle, promenade down ancient walls to British memorial) Discover tragic exactions against Canadian war prisoners and their own glorious contribution to the long expected fall of Caen, planned as DDay objective…