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Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
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Overlooked by bluffs which rise to 46 m (150 ft) and command the beaches, Omaha Beach possesses naturally strong defensive positions. During World War II, the Germans skillfully fortified this area with concrete gun emplacements, anti-tank guns, and machine guns. Allied bombs left these largely undamaged, and since there was no cover on the sand, the tranquil strand became a killing field on D-Day, when the US 1st Infantry Division had the most difficult landing of the whole Allied assault. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Omaha Beach and many more Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer itinerary maker.
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  • It doesn't matter how many times you see these places on TV, once you visit in person the enormity hits you. Young men gave their lives so we could travel the world freely. 
  • As noted earlier this is a beach. Then you think about what happens 70+ years ago and the image changes dramatically. Spent some time just walking and thinking. Amazing place. 
  • If you let the imagination really in that huge beach thousands of soldiers disembarking for the freedom of Europe. Nice place and endearing turn. Many sensations.
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