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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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  • Besides being a beautiful place, this beach represents a lot to the history of mankind. A must-see place for anyone who is willing to know the places where the d-day landings. The atmosphere of the place is unique.
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  • Different beaches in the South of the France. Very nice, cool weather, so few people. The outside gap air and water don't shock. 19 degrees, 15 water air. Think to visit the museum of Omaha beach and the tip of the Hoc and the American cemetery. But the day and choose a sunny weather, there are wind and it of cool .juillet no big crowds, so has do safely. Very satisfied Tarnais. We n will not forget this historic place.
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  • think about what happened and be on site a feeling really ... inexplicable after 76 years old still hits
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