This route follows the American soldiers from Utah Beach to Cherbourg. They tried to conquer the harbour of Cherbourg because it was the only large harbour around. When the Americans finally succeeded, the Germans had destroyed the harbour. After a month of repairs, the harbour was fixed and used to unload heavy equipment and supplies.
Utah Beach is along the east coast from department Cotentin and the location where the 7th US Corps under command of general Collins landed.