Normandy

Liberty Road - Milestone 00 - Utah Beach

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Liberty Road - La Voie de la Liberté

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.

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-mer - Corseulles-sur-mer - Graye-sur-mer - Douvres-la-Delivrande

Gold Beach: Arromanches - Ver-sur-mer

Sword Beach: Ouistreham-Riva Bella

The Landing Beaches:

Sword - Gold - Juno - Omaha - Utah

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

Beny-sur-mer Canadian war cemetery - Stone of Remembrance during the 75th Anniversary commemorations

November 11 2019

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery near Juno Beach

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery, the burial-place of the soldiers who fell on Juno Beach and in the first days of the Battle of Normandy
Wreaths laid on the occasion of D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations

July 4 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations – We were there!

We had the immense privilege of attending some D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations in June 2019 and are delighted to share these special moments with you
La Cambe German war cemetery - Jardin de la Paix - Peace Garden - Friedenspark

July 1 2019

La Cambe German War Cemetery

La Cambe German military cemetery contains the bodies of over 21,000 German soldiers who died in Normandy between June and August 1944
Kieffer Monument and Stele dedicated to Cdt. Kieffer's 177 Commandos of the Free French Forces who landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944 - Juno Beach War Memorials

June 7 2019

Sword Beach War Memorials

Sword Beach War Memorials pay tribute to the British 3rd Infantry Division and Commander Philippe Kieffer's French Commandos who freed Bella Riva on D-Day

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