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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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  • a visit to beaches where so many young people have died for our freedom is absolutely recommended. We should go the boys in school trip
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  • Site famous among all. Great introduction before the cemetery - small interesting movie - without fault!
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  • A friendly beach can be visited as part of a visit to the American cemetery of Colleville, because you can get from one to another by following the path of the dunes or via the beach; You may also prefer to settle there to bathe, the historic beach not tourist constructions and invasive, the beach is quiet and clean. In the morning you can see teams of trotters come galloping, tractors come into the water to bring the small boats that leave fish tanks sails...
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