The Madeleine, peaceful beach of fair sand, in Normandy. This place is convenient; in the year 900 the Vikings threw their drakkars there. Ten centuries later, the American General Eisenhower lanched an amphibious attak on the shore. Since then, it is called Utah Beach.
In those days, what is now the Roosevelt restaurant was a simple fisherman hut sheltered in the sand dunes. From 1942 to June 1944, it was used as an office by the German Tod organization. Next to the house was a bunker which was probably used by the German army as a telephone exchange.
As one of the strategic posts for the landing, the main building was used by the US Army 1st Engineer Special Brigade Communication Group. Between June and November 1944, the bunker itself was used as the communications center of the US Navy, controlling the traffic between the fleet and the front.