Gold Beach

H-Hour 0725

Leading Allied assault forces
50th British Division

German defenders
Troops from 352nd Infantry Division and 716th Infantry Division

British troops have to capture the Meuvaines Ridge, about one mile from the sea, and advance inland towards Bayeux. They need to link up with Juno and Omaha Beaches to the east and west. No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando will advance through German territory to capture the small port of Port-en-Bessin to the west.