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Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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Battlefield
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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  • What will the soldier in his bunker must have thought when he saw all those ships and soldiers to come. A hell came to Earth to combustion.
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  • The beach is like any other beach. The noticeable difference with Omaha Beach, is the awareness of how many servicemen died there (as with all the D-Day beaches). The memorial is unusual in look but c...  more »
  • As a American this was on my bucket list and it did not disappoint. You can try to imagine the Soldiers and Sailors and the heroism and shear will it would have taken to recapture Freedom.  more »