La Madeleine, Manche

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La Madeleine is a hamlet of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont village in North-western France which was one anchor point of the Utah Beach landings[1] on the Dday invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europa, 6 June 1944. Geographically, the village was the edge of the allied right flank along the left bank of the river Douve estuary.

On La Madeleine beach stands a museum dedicated to the Utah Beach landing.


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Coordinates: 49°24′50″N 1°11′9″W / 49.41389°N 1.18583°W / 49.41389; -1.18583