It all began on the night of the 14-15th of August when the African commando group arrived on the beach at Canadel.
Then on the beach of Cavalaire-sur-Mer and on the vast beach of Saint-Tropez, it was the troops of the American 3rd D.I. who arrived. In Sainte-Maxime, the beach of La Nartelle was the landing point for the 45th American Infantry Division and the beach of Dramont for 20,000 Texan GIs of the 36th Division. The southern part of the beach of Pampelonne in Ramatuelle was cleared to build a landing strip.
Today, all these beaches, from La-Croix-Valmer to Saint-Raphaël, were the scene of an extraordinary military action that allowed French and Allied troops, but also local resistance fighters, to surprise the enemy and allow the liberation of the department.