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BAYEUX

 

BAYEUX: An attractive town, which, alone of the major D-Day objectives, was taken early on D+1 by 56 Brigade of the 50th Northumbrian Division. There was no resistance, the town was undamaged and retains its old buildings. These include the cathedral. The Tapestry also survived the war by being evacuated inland. On the evening of 6 June, 151 Brigade Reconnaissance forces from Gold Beach arrived in the suburbs prior to full liberation the next day. General de Gaulle arrived on 14 June to proclaim the French Republic.