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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's hard to describe the feeling when walking over this historic ground. Against impossible odds so many lost their lives fighting for freedom for the world.  more »
  • The beach area is a beautiful and peaceful place which was brought about by bloody battles. As you visit the beaches, climb the cliff, explore the bunkers and walk the streets ponder what all took pla...  more »
  • The bravery and sacrifice of the men on D-Day make this truly hallowed ground. The modern day beauty and peace of the beach stand in stark contrast to the violence and brutality of that day.  more »