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Utah Beach was the codename for the westernmost flank of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available.

By the end of D-Day, some 23,250 troops had safely landed on the beach, along with 1,700 vehicles. Only about 200 casualties were recorded during the landings, in contrast to Omaha Beach where the fighting was fierce.

-Wikipedia

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A: Normandy Utah Beach - France

av Pascal Moulin, 60 meter bort

Normandy Utah Beach - France

B: The US Navy Monument, Utah Beach.

av Robert Bilsland, 70 meter bort

It was a warm and peaceful day when I visited Utah beach, a complete opposite to what it must have be...

The US Navy Monument, Utah Beach.

D: Normandy Utah Beach - France

av Pascal Moulin, 70 meter bort

Normandy Utah Beach - France

F: Normandy Utah Beach - France

av Pascal Moulin, 80 meter bort

Normandy Utah Beach - France

G: Normandy Utah Beach - France

av Pascal Moulin, 90 meter bort

Normandy Utah Beach - France

H: 62189 62202 Utah Beach

av Pascal Moulin, 90 meter bort

62189 62202 Utah Beach

I: Normandy Utah Beach - France

av Pascal Moulin, 100 meter bort

Normandy Utah Beach - France

J: Normandy Utah Beach - France

av Pascal Moulin, 100 meter bort

Normandy Utah Beach - France

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France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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