47 Royal Marine Commando memorial
Location and info
A memorial to the British 47 Royal Marine commandos who liberated Port-en-Bessin on June 6 and 7, 1944 stands at the top of the cliffs to the west of the port.
It stands on top of a German Fire Control Post - part of Widerstandsnest 57 - which gives visitors an incredible view over the fishing port town.
Port-en-Bessin was the site where the PLUTO - PipeLine Under The Ocean - fuel lines from the south coast of England were landed and connected, bringing much-needed fuel to the Allied forces in Normandy.
The town was also one of the locations for filming the Hollywood movie The Longest Day and the port area doubled for the port of Ouistreham.