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Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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Battlefield Beach
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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  • Very interesting to see the beach much as it was before the Germans fortified it in preparation for the Allied invasion, with people out having fun in the sun. All tour guides aren't the same, and our...  more »
  • Its historic location that every one should visit just to honor all the soldiers who died in europe. Its a beautiful place to visit with a lot of historic monuments bunkers etc.  more »
  • Don't get me wrong we had a lovely time on the beach, we felt very touched by the history of what happened 73 years ago. The monument is spectacular and without a doubt a must visit place for those in...  more »