After this visit we went back to our hotel in Courseulles-sur-Mer. We lost the correct road about a hundred times, we changed our course about two hundred times and in the end we found our hotel.
At Courseulles-sur-Mer landed a few Canadian divisions, including the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. The landing was substantial and the losses were high. More than half the allies were killed and 34 of the 40 tanks could not be used for the invasion. The houses had to be conquered one by one. At 10.00 a.m. the whole town was liberated.
Courseulles-sur-Mer had a small fisherman’s harbor and for the time the harbor from Arromanches was not ready, the allies used this small harbor. Everyday 2000 tons of materials were unloaded.