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The D-Day Beaches Beach

Head east on D67 from Sainte-Mère to Utah Beach, which, being sheltered from the Atlantic winds by the Cotentin Peninsula and surveyed by lowly sand dunes rather than rocky cliffs, proved easier to attack than Omaha. Allied troops stormed the beach at dawn, and just a few hours later had managed to conquer the German defenses, heading inland to join up with the airborne troops.

Beach Historic District/Site Military Sight Historical Free

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Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy  50480, France

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