Thursday, September 2, 2010

La Madeleine - Utah Beach ...

... map of the Baie des Veys and the region of Utah Beach ...
... Danish sailors monument ...
by Svend Lindhart, Danemark
... in memory of the 800 Danish seamen
 who participated in the Normandy landings june 1944 ...
source: infoboard
 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, on the D913 road for Utah Beach 
... panel in memory of 1 Lt. W.T. Fottrell of the 531st Engineer
Shore Regiment, who was killed in the fighting of 6 June 1944.
Many panels are placed along the coastal roads in memory
of the Engineer soldiers ...
source: normandie44lamemoire.com
... German beach defences 
Czech hedgehog/Tetrahedron - 3 pronged tank obstacles...
source: associatepublisher.com ...
... le-roosevelt museum ...
 by le-roosevelt.com
... bunker where the US Navy unit who controlled the landing
and traffic on the beaches from 8 June to 31 October 1944 ...
... Milestone N°1 - Marker 00 of the 'Road to Freedom' (1947),
it connects La Madeleine to Bastogne ... 
... the Madeleine, peaceful beach of fair sand ...
... Operation Neptune ...
by Stephen Spears
The United States Navy Normandy D-Day Monument,
dedicated on September 27th, 2008
... three sailors in a symbolic representation of the Navy’s involvement
 in the event: a Navy captain taking charge, with charts and codebooks
 at his feet, symbolizing the years of planning that went into the day.
a sailor holding a 5-inch shell; to represent the implementation
of the attacks and a demolition team member carrying a rifle.
depicting the aftermath of the battle.

The pentagon-shaped platform on which the sculpture stands, 
represents the five Normandy beaches that became battlegrounds.
Each side holds a list of ships that were involved in the attack ...
source: normandymonument.org ...
... trotting horse training on the beach,
caissons - relics of D-Day - in distance  ...
... D-Day Memorial to General LeClerc's
Free French 2nd Armoured Division ...
... Utah Beach ... (EN)               
 by en.wikipedia.org
... despite being substantially off course, the US 4th Infantry Division
(part of VII corps) landed with relatively little resistance,
in stark contrast to Omaha Beach, where the fighting was fierce ...

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