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WW II British cemetery
|Intercommunality||Caen la Mer|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Lelandais|
|Area1||8.05 km2 (3.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14325 / 14880|
|Elevation||3–59 m (9.8–193.6 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
- 13th century church
- Commonwealth war cemetery
- Old village center
- Villa la Bluette, an 1899 villa by architect Hector Guimard
- Villa La Houle
- Manoir de Prébois
The beach of Hermanville, part of Sword Beach, was one of the targets of Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. The Cod German stronghold was located on the coast. A Norwegian destroyer, the HNoMS Svenner, sank in front of Hermanville.
The sector at Hermanville was known as Queen Beach where elements of the British 3rd Mechanised Division. The South Lancashire Regiment landed on Queen White and East Yorkshire Regiment on Queen Red, by 10:00 the village had been cleared. Offshore from Hermanville a Gooseberry was established, this consisted of a breakwater formed with ships sunk into position, including the French battleship Courbet.
Hermanville is twinned with:
Hermanville-sur-Mer was the birthplace of:
- Communes of the Calvados department
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