Liberty Road – La Voie de la Liberté

Liberty Road - Borne 00 on Utah Beach
Liberty Road – Borne 00 on Utah Beach

Liberty Road – Voie de la Liberté, a lasting commemoration of the Liberation of France!

Colonel Guy Vasselais is behind this Road that links Sainte-Mère l’Eglise to Bastogne in Belgium and was inaugurated on September 18, 1944.

The Liberty Road marks the route the 3rd US Army of General Patton and the French 2nd DB (armoured division) followed in 1944 during the Operation Cobra.

The historic breakthrough in the Cotentin Peninsula resulted in the liberation of Avranches on July 30, 1944 and suddenly changed the dynamics of the battle.

Liberty Road - Borne 0 in Sainte-Mere l'Eglise
Borne 0 in Sainte-Mere l’Eglise

The breakthrough from Normandy to Metz – in Eastern France – took 54 days.

The Borne 00 – Milestone 00 is located on Utah Beach.

It marks the spot where General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. landed and decided to lead the assault from.

The Borne 0 – Milestone 0 is located in front of Sainte-Mère l’Eglise town hall.

These two milestones commemorate the inauguration of the road Utah Beach – Sainte-Mère-l’Eglise.

The milestones, sculpted by François Cogné, are placed at an interval of 1Km along the Liberty Road.

War Memorials:

Juno Beach: Bernieres-sur-merCorseulles-sur-merGraye-sur-merDouvres-la-Delivrande

Gold Beach: Arromanches – Ver-sur-mer

Sword Beach: Ouistreham-Riva Bella

The Landing Beaches:

SwordGoldJunoOmahaUtah

Rediscover all the landing beaches during the 75th Anniversary Commemorations

Coordinates: Milestone 00 on Utah Beach: Lat 49.413386 – Long -1.173743
Milestone 0 in Sainte Mère l’Eglise: Lat 49.409693 – Long -1.318452

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