The coast in this
area is defended by elements of the 726th and 736th regiments and is doted by
numerous concrete bunkers forming a thin defensive line. Along the beach, the
gaps between the pillboxes are filled with rows of wooden posts, wood or concrete
tetrahedrons and metalic gates (also called belgian gates) driven in the sand
facing the sea.
Juno Beach is divided in two sectors: Mike
(Green & Red) west of Courseulles and Nan (Green, White and Red) between Courseulles
According to plans, the assault will
be made by two brigades attacking side by side, the 7th brigade to the west on
Mike Green, Mike Red and Nan Green and the 8th brigade to the east on Nan White
and Nan Red.