Ohama Gateways Mug

Ohama Gateways Mug


Mug the Ohama bridges

1st artificial harbour "June 1944

Vierville sur mer

The footbridges at Omaha Beach were one of the key elements of the Normandy landings in 1944. Since tanks could not access the beach directly because of obstacles and cliffs, soldiers had to cross the 300 metres of beach under enemy fire on foot. The footbridges, which were built and installed by engineering crews, allowed the soldiers to cross the beach more quickly and reduce casualties. Although the footbridges were damaged during the storm that followed the landings, they were quickly repaired, allowing the Allied troops to continue their advance inland from Normandy.

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