The website for the 75th anniversary of D-Day is dedicated to providing information about this event


  • Publications Director: President of the Manche Département-level Council
  • Editor-in-Chief: Christelle Prigent – Head of the Web Unit at the Communications Department
  • Webmaster: if you have any queries, suggestions or comments regarding this website, please write to the Web Unit at the Communications Department:
  • Style guidelines: 75th guidelines by the Klub agency. Guidelines drawn up for the website by the Communications Department
  • Technical and functional management and hosting:

Manche Numérique – Direction Unifiée des Systèmes d’Information

Maison du département

50 050 Saint-Lô cedex


Tel.: +33 (0)2 33 055 550


1/ Processing of personal data

Pursuant to Art. 13 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Art. 32 of the French Data Protection Act, any individual or partner appearing on this website is entitled to access and correct information by writing to the Data Protection Officer, Département de la Manche 50 050 Saint-Lô FRANCE or at

2/ Collection and type of data collected

The Manche Département collects information that is voluntarily communicated by individuals completing online forms. This particularly concerns identification data (title, full name, email address and perhaps postal address). Each form indicates whether the information being requested is optional or required.

Unless specified otherwise directly on the data entry form, personal information is collected solely for use within the Département, for non-commercial purposes, and may not be forwarded to third parties under any circumstances.


1/ Definitions

Authors: any individual having designed features on this website, not least authors of texts, graphic designers, layout artists and sitemap designers.

Producer: Owner of the website pursuant to Article L 341-1, Para. 1, of the French Intellectual Property Code. The Manche Département is the producer of the website, i.e. of all of the pages that can be accessed under the domain name https://

2/ Intellectual property rights on the website

The whole website is defined as a database in the meaning of the Directive of 11 March 1996 and its transposition into French Law via the Act of 1 July 1998 (Article L 341-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code).

3/ Conditions of use

Any use or extraction of website contents that has not been authorised by the producer is unlawful and punishable on the grounds of the offence of counterfeiting.

Any use – even private – of all or a substantial part of the website requires the agreement of the Publications Director pursuant to the provisions.

Any violation of the rules of copyright or database law is liable to criminal sanctions on the grounds of the offence of counterfeiting, notwithstanding any claims for damages on the part of the rightholders.

Texts reproduced on the website

The texts presented on this website may be used for the following purposes:

– Reproduction strictly reserved for the website user’s private use only, with no collective use intended.

– Reproduction, distribution or presentation for professional information purposes, in non-digital format, under the express condition that the works are not edited and the source is indicated.

– Short citations: short citations of the texts featuring on the website are lawful insofar as they form part of a new work, under the express condition that the cited works are not edited, they are clearly highlighted (distinctive typography) and the source is indicated.

Any other use of the texts featuring on the website – republication on other websites, whether on the Internet or an intranet – requires the agreement of the Publications Director.

Photographs – Maps – video and other images

Unless their downloading is explicitly authorised directly from the website, all of the images featuring on this website are protected by the intellectual property rights of the authors and website producer. They may not be reproduced or used without the written permission of the Communications Department of the Manche Département.

All requests must be sent to:

Maison du département

Direction de la communication

Pôle Web

50050 Saint-Lô cedex


Tel.: +33 (0)2 33 055 550



1/ Hyperlinks to this website

The Manche Département authorises the insertion of a hyperlink for the websites of the organisations associated with the Manche Département: an event partner, subsidised body, public or parastatal body that has a connection with the Département. Sites that do not meet said rules are therefore excluded, as are those showing unlawful content or information of a controversial, pornographic or xenographic nature or which may, to a wider extent, cause offence to the public at large. Pursuing some form of business (whether private or public) within the Département cannot alone justify creating a link to The end of the partnership with the Département triggers the automatic removal of the link to the Département’s website.

The link must lead to the website’s homepage, or to a deep page and the website must be displayed in a new window. The pages of the website must not be embedded within the pages of another website under any circumstances.

In all cases, the Manche Département is entitled to request the removal of a link if it does not consider that the target website has complied with the rules defined hereinabove.

2/ Hyperlinks to other websites

The Manche Département reserves the right to refer to other websites or not. Internet users accessing such links leave the website of the Manche Département. Said websites are not managed by the Département, which cannot, therefore, be held liable for their contents, the links they contain or any changes or updates made thereto.


1/ What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit a website. Their purpose is to collect information about your browsing on the websites and to customise services and features. Cookies are managed by your Internet browser on your computer.

Which cookies are used on the website https://

The Manche Département uses the tool Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistics about how users interact with the content on our website (for example: which pages have been viewed the most, visitor numbers, browsers used and so on). When you browse on our website, a Google Analytics cookie is stored on your computer.

These cookies comply with Deliberation no. 2013-378 of 5 December 2013 bearing on adoption of a recommendation concerning Cookies and other tracking mechanisms coming under Article 32-II of the Act of 6 January 1978. Traffic statistics particularly enable the very best user experience when browsing the website or apps or allow for certain contents to be organised.

2/ Enabling or disabling cookies

You can disable cookies by following the instructions below:

– If you use Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, then Internet Options.

In the Browsing History section of the General tab, click on Settings.

Click on View Files.

Click the Name column header to sort all files in alphabetical order, then scroll down until you see files beginning with the prefix “Cookie”. (All cookies have this prefix and usually contain the name of the Website that created the cookie).

Select the cookies containing the name “” and delete them.

Close the window that contains the file list, and click OK twice to return to Internet Explorer.

– If you use Firefox

Go to the “Tools” browser tab and click on “Options”

In the window that opens, select Privacy and click on Show Cookies

Find the files containing the name “”, select them and delete them.

– If you use Safari

In your browser, click on Preferences in the Safari menu.

Click on Privacy.

Click on Show cookies.

Select the cookies containing the name “” and click on Remove or Remove all.

After deleting the cookies, click on Done.

– If you use Google Chrome

Click on the icon for the Tools menu.

Select Options.

Click on Advanced to access the Privacy section.

Click on Show Cookies.

Find the files containing the name “”, select them and delete them.

Click on Close to return to your browser.

Find out more about what cookies do at


The Manche Département may not be held liable for incorrect data transmission due to various Internet networks or incompatibilities due to the user’s browser.

Neither may the Département be held liable for substantive errors that may have slipped into documents featured on the website, despite the care taken over their publication.


The Manche Département uses its best endeavours to ensure its website is cross-browser compatible.

Responsive web design has been a key consideration for “”: it has been designed to provide the best user experience on a computer, a tablet and a smartphone. You will not have access to horizontal scrolling or zooming in or out on a touchscreen device in particular – features which are not always user-friendly, both in terms of reading and browsing.

When viewed on a computer, it is optimised for a display resolution with a pixel width of 1280.


1/ Logo

By clicking on the logo at the top of the website, in the header, users can return to the homepage of the website https://

2/Breadcrumb trail

The breadcrumb trail is a navigational aid which enables users to see where they are and browse easily on the website. In this way you can go back to a previous step at any time. It can be found under the main menu, in the top-left of the page, and looks like this:

Home > Section > Sub-section > Page currently being viewed…

3/ Sitemap

The sitemap can be accessed from any of the website’s pages; it can be found at the bottom of each page.

The sitemap contains all of the links to all top-level, second-level and third-level pages.

View the sitemap

4/ English translation of the website

The website has been translated into English by the agency Tradutours, by native English-speaking translators. Only event titles and details or photo captions may have been translated by non-native English speakers. The English version should be available in April 2019.

5/ Reading comfort

On the computer:

A default size is defined for each textual element on the website. The user may adjust this by accessing the browser’s dedicated feature:

– Microsoft Internet Explorer: Select “View” then “Text size”

– Firefox 2.0 and above: Click “View”, “Zoom” then “Zoom text only”

– Chrome: Menu then “Zoom”

On a tablet or smartphone: you can zoom in and out using your fingers on the touchscreen.

6/ JavaScript alternatives

Some behaviours on the pages are obtained using JavaScript code. Careful attention has been paid to ensuring that the content depending on this JavaScript code remains accessible when your browsing tool is unable to interpret such behaviours.

7/ Compliance with Web standards

The website https:// complies closely with the following Web standards:

  • the HTML code complies with the HTML 5 standard. It is tested using the W3C HTML validator.
  • the CSS code complies with the CSS3 Cascading Style Sheets coding language. It is tested using the W3C CSS validator.


IX – Photo credit

Photos: David Daguier-CD50, US National archives, Thierry Houyel-CDT50, Sabrina Lorkin-Anibas Photography-CDT50, ONAC-VG, Saint-James Inter-municipal Community, Archives de la Manche / cd50

Photos of accommodation options: Anse du Brick camp site, Etang des Haizes camp site, GDF50, Clévacances50, Haliotis camp site, Le grand large camp site, Pom-roulottes camp site, Le petit gris farm camp site, Altos Hotel, Patton Hotel, L’hermitage Hotel, Chantereyne Hotel, Le Landemer Hotel

Videos: Agence Numériques, Thibault Lebouteiller-CD50, videos produced by the INA and France 3