September 8th, 2009 – by: Petra2111
On the way to Utah beach
The beach of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is known around the world as Utah-Beach, which was the codename for the right flank or westernmost of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, as part of Operation Overlord of world war II. Here, on June 6, 1944, D-Day, a 6.30 a.m., the first American soldiers landed on Norman soil. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available. Between D-Day and November 1, 1944, 836 000 gls, 220 000 vehicles of all sorts and 725 000 tons of supplies came ashore at this point. The milestone "00" marks this the starting point of the famous Liberty Road from Utah beach to Bastogne.
The Utah beach Landing Museum is set up at the site of the U.S. landing on the 6th of June 1944. For the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the Normandy Landing Museum has been entirely restored and the exhibitons regularly updated. With the aid of films, documents and models, the historically exceptional D-Day is recalled in a unique and innovative manner.