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Utah Beach Landing Museum / Musée du Débarquement in La Madeleine (Normandy, France)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 49° 24.925 W 001° 10.488
30U E 632382 N 5475238
Quick Description: Facing the one of four main D-Day invasion beaches, Utah, this Museum displays interesting information, weapons and another objects of the D-day landings in this part of Invasion coastal line...
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 7:08:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM6JTT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:

Utah Beach Landing Museum (Musée du Débarquement) at La Madeleine next to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont reports, through models scale, equipments and archives, the Landing operations on Utah Beach. The Utah beach museum is built on three German bunkers that formed part of the Resistance Nest, known as WN5.

The Utah Beach Landing Museum was originally opened in the 1960s and then renovated for the 50th Anniversary of D Day in 1994. It tells the story of the American landings at Utah and also the Airborne operations around St. Mere-Eglise. The museum has many rare vehicles, weapons, photographs and veterans artifacts.

Utah Beach was the successful landing place of a number of American Divisions on 6th June 1944, and from here they pushed inland to the Carantan peninsula to meet up with US Airborne forces around St Mere Eglise. Between D Day and 1st November 1944 some 836000 men and 220000 vehicles came ashore here. The beach also marks the point of "Liberty Way" which runs from Normandy to Bastogne in Belgium, and is marked by a memorial stone every kilometer - the 00 Kilometer stone being here (with another in St. Mere-Eglise).

The Museum is open April, May and October every day from 10 AM - 6 PM, and between June-September from 9:30 AM - 7 PM every day. From November-March it is open 10 AM - 5:30 PM and also closed throughout December and January.

Opening hours: October 1 to May 31: 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM June 1 to September 30: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM

Open all year: No

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