0 Likes

Utah Beach
France

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

Copyright: Randy myers
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 7702x3851
Uppladdad: 20/09/2009
Uppdaterad: 06/10/2014
Visningar:

...


Tags: d-day; war; utah beach; france; 1944; wwii; allied forces; invasion; beach
comments powered by Disqus

Pascal Moulin
Normandy Utah Beach - France
Robert Bilsland
The US Navy Monument, Utah Beach.
Pascal Moulin
Le char près de la plage d'Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
Le panneau près de la plage d'Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
62189 62202 Utah Beach
Pascal Moulin
Normandy Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy Utah Beach - France
Pascal Moulin
Stèle et drapeaux devant le musée d'Utah Beach - France
Robert Bilsland
The 1st Engineer Special Brigade Monument, Utah Beach.
Toni Garbasso
Carmine Monastry
Nikos Biliouris
Saint Nicolas 2
David Group
Tae Kwon Do Class. Centennial, Colorado
Toni Garbasso
Selinunte Hera Temple
dieter kik
vieux bateau Pors Guen Gouesnach Bretagne France
Toni Garbasso
Palermo Harbour
Toni Garbasso
Erice, Norman castle
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Interior of Konstantinovkiy Palace, St Petersburg
erwan-boisecq
Conleau
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Russian Winter Forest
Dmitry Sverdlov
Crimea, Yalta, theater Chekhov
erwan-boisecq
Moines
Randy Myers
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux - Nave
Randy Myers
Kells Priory
Randy Myers
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux - Crypt
Randy Myers
Sainte Chapelle - Upper Chapel
Randy Myers
Fairfield Fireworks
Randy Myers
Villisca Ax Murder House - Attic 2
Randy Myers
Normandy American Cemetery
Randy Myers
Villisca Ax Murder House - Stairwell
Randy Myers
Arc de Triomphe
Randy Myers
Eiffel Tower - View from Champ de Mars
Randy Myers
Musee du Louvre - Interior
Randy Myers
Iowa State Capitol - House Chamber
Mer om France

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.