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. Omaha Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Edition.
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  • You're coming in Normandy n sure to visit sites or museums on the topic of d-day. This allows d appreciate the chance that we had to have a lot to people who themselves are sacrificed for freedom
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  • Beautiful beach, beautiful nature, alternating the thought of the dreadful historical event of this place.  more »
  • Walk along the beaches of d-day... a lift in the superb history walk scenery. To do
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  • You can literally feel (and touch) the history of this amazing place. Walk along the beach to the Memorial and cemetery, visit the museum or touch the walls of a German bunker!
  • Awesome piece of our shared history of humanity and the genesis of Europe's liberation. This is a wonderful place to visit and take in the amazing things that the generation of World War II were able to accomplish through the sacrifice of many brave soldiers from the nation's of the Allied forces. A moving and erie destination.
  • The hero's memorial and cemetery is just monumental. You can almost feel the sorrow of those laid to rest there creeping up through your legs. A place you must visit if you are in the area.
  • Excellent museums, lot to see and explore as a reminder of the brave men and women that liberated France and Europe,
  • Great! lost my best friend in the landings so its really sad but it was the best day of my life storming the beach really. nice beach

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