This tiny town witnessed the very first landing on Normandy on June 6th, 1944.
The 6th British Airborne division were the only troops to land East of the Orne river and its canal.
The Allies needed to secure the supply, reinforcement and relief of the airborne troops.
The control of the bridges crossing the streams was needed.
In order to prevent the Germans from blowing the bridges, the attack needed to be very sudden.
The Ox and Buck landed by the bridges thanks to gliders (said to be “The most accurate operation of WW2”).