D-Day Landings UTAH Beach
The Dunes of St Martin de Varreville
The troops taking part in the successful Allied landings on UTAH beach on the morning of 6th June 1944 actually landed in the wrong place. The tides and current pushed the first wave of landing craft a mile further south to land opposite causeway No.2 (now the site of the UTAH Beach Museum. The planned landings should have taken place in the face of much stronger German opposition. That the Allies would have prevailed, I think was certain but casualties would have been higher than the 197 suffered on D-Day.