Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville

Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (HM1NXO)

Location: Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14710 Calvados
Country: France

N 49° 22.751', W 0° 54.146'

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The sacrifice of the American soldiers on the beach at Vierville

— Normandie Terre de Liberté —

En Français:
Sur cette plage de Vierville, le 6 juin 1944, à 6 h 30 du matin, des centaines de courageux fantassins américains de la 29e Division sont morts en débarquant sous le feu de fortifications allemandes.
Le canon antichar de 88 mm que vous avez devant vous, avait face a lui une trentaine de chars débarqués sur la plage. Malgré leurs pertes, les chars américains ont fini par détruire ce canon dans la matinée.
Les fantassins survivants, appuyés par les chars et l'artillerie de la Marine des Etats-Unis, ont réussi à prendre pied, à grimper dans les falaises et finalement à prendre à revers les positions allemandes et les réduire.
Le mur antichar, qui barrait ici la route, a alors été détruit par les sapeurs du génie, permettant l'accès des chars à Vierville, la poursuite de l'offensive des Alliés, et finalement la victoire finale sur les forces nazies.

English:
On 6 June 1944, at 6:30am, hundreds of courageous U.S. infantrymen from the 29th Division were killed by enemy fire, whilst landing on this beach in Vierville.
The 88mm-anti-tank gun in front of you faced around thirty tanks that had landed on the beach. Despite suffering losses, the American tanks finally managed to destroy the gun that morning.
Supported by tanks and U.S. naval artillery, the surviving infantrymen managed to get a foothold and climb the cliffs, and finally attack and reduce German positions from the rear.
The anti-tank wall that barred the road here was then destroyed by the Engineers' sappers. This gave the tanks access to Vierville, and allowed the Allies to continue their offensive and eventually gain final victory over the Nazi forces.
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Date Added Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 652248 N 5471724
Decimal Degrees49.37918333, -0.90243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 22.751', W 0° 54.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 22' 45.0600" N, 0° 54' 8.7600" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Boulevard de Cauvigny, Vierville-sur-Mer Basse-Normandie 14710, FR
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