Utah Beach

Tuesday 6th June 1944

Christophe Prime

The battle of Omaha occupies a prevalent place in our collective memory due to the events of June 6, 1944. The beach code-named Utah has attracted less attention. Wrongly. The scale of the losses alone demonstrates that the Battle of Utah deserves to be investigated in a new light.
Publication date:
August 2019
Publisher :
OREP
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9782815104630

Dimensions : 265 X 200 mm
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£22.50

Overview
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The battle of Omaha occupies a prevalent place in our collective memory due to the tragic events that took place there on June 6, 1944. The beach code-named Utah, located at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula, has attracted less attention. Wrongly. According to General Eisenhower, the U-Force mission was the most complex and risky because of its distance from the beach and the presence of many German divisions. The 4th Infantry division and the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions had to fight hard to secure the Utah area. The scale of the losses alone - 3,500 men in total - demonstrates that the Battle of Utah deserves to be investigated in a new light.