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Jun 2, 2024

D-Day beaches in Wales

It would be impossible to guess that the section of sea wall at Morfa Bychan beach, near Pendine, was built by the US Army as a replica of the defences its troops would find in Normandy during the D-Day landings. But now the HistoryPoints QR codes ...

on a post beside the Wales Coast Path enable walkers and beach visitors to discover which of the French beaches the Americans replicated there and why, and to see aerial photos of the mock-up defences from soon after the Second World War. Alternatively, you can click here to see the information and photos. Further west along the WCP, you can scan our QR codes at Amroth which tell the story of the major Allied exercise in 1943 which used Pembrokeshire beaches to practise landing troops and supplies in preparation for D-Day - click here for this information and photos of the exercise.