Utah Beach, France - September 9, 2016: Utah Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), during World War II.
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D-Day Beaches

Code-named ‘Operation Overlord’, the D-Day landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history. Early on the morning of 6 June 1944, swarms of landing craft – part of an armada of more than 6000 ships and boats – hit the beaches of northern Normandy and tens of thousands of Allied soldiers began pouring onto French soil.


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Looking down from a grassy clifftop over a huge golden D-Day landing beach, with the remains of a Mulberry Harbour (artificial port) at Arromanches-les-Bains visible in the distance


D-Day: how to explore the Normandy beaches on the 75th anniversary

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