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Code name for one of the zones for amphibious landings in Northern France on D-Day, 6 June 1944

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Omaha Beach: Code name for one of the zones for amphibious landings in Northern France on D-Day, 6 June 1944
Omaha, commonly known as Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. "Omaha" refers to an 8-kilometer (5 mi) section of the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the Douve River estuary. Landings here were necessary to link the British landings to the east at Gold with the American landing to the west at Utah, thus providing a continuous lodgement on the Normandy coast of the Bay of the Seine. Taking Omaha was to be the responsibility of United States Army troops, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided predominantly by the United States Navy and Coast Guard, with contributions from the British, Canadian, and Free French navies.

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Ceremony honoring the fallen on D-Day in Normandy [Video]

Ceremony honoring the fallen on D-Day in Normandy

A small ceremony was held on Saturday morning at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-Sur-Mer to honor the sacrifice of those who died in the D-Day landings.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Normandy landings anniversary marked on Omaha beach despite coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Normandy landings anniversary marked on Omaha beach despite coronavirus pandemic

Normandy landings anniversary marked on Omaha beach despite coronavirus pandemic

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

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