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A place of memory
Today dedicated to the practice of kite buggy or the farming of mussels, Utah Beach made history in June 1944. It was chosen to establish a bridgehead in the Cotentin to take back the city of Cherbourg and its deep-water port from the German forces. The strategic reasons for this choice, which led to the success of the operation, are explained in the landing museum that preserves and transmits the memory of those who liberated France. Several monuments erected on the beach itself, at the entrance to the museum or on the road linking Utah Beach to the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont also pay homage to them.
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