The easternmost of the D-Day Beaches, Sword Beach is the code name given to the beaches at Colleville-Montgomery and Ouistreham Riva-Bella for the operations on D-Day. This is the only beach where French forces, 177 marine fusiliers led by Commandant Kieffer, landed on 6 June 1944. They liberated part of Riva Bella. The English took charge of the eastern part of the beach, as well as the port and town sectors of Ouistreham.
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