SW7626 : Polgwidden Cove

taken 8 years ago, near to Helford Passage, Cornwall, Great Britain

Polgwidden Cove
Polgwidden Cove
This peaceful beach below Trebah was the embarkation point on 1 June 1944 for some 7500 men from the 175th Combat Team of the 29th US Infantry Division, bound for Omaha Beach in Normandy, to take part in the D Day landings. The first wave of the assault met heavy resistance and suffered terrible carnage. A memorial in Trebah Gardens commemorates this sacrifice and a commemorative military day is held each year.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7684 2698 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:6.0537N 5:7.3142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7682 2697
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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