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 Edition.
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  • Very poignant moment to watch the Retrieve the Colours as the flag was lowered. Watching the cemetery gives one a real understanding of the sacrifice of so many to maintain freedom. 
    Very poignant moment to watch the Retrieve the Colours as the flag was lowered. Watching the cemetery gives one a real understanding of the sacrifice of so many to maintain freedom.  more »
  • The beach itself is very nice and worth a visit (as an ordinary beach) The "monuments" are interesting. There is a number of panels with (too) little information compared to what happened here. We....  more
    The beach itself is very nice and worth a visit (as an ordinary beach) The "monuments" are interesting. There is a number of panels with (too) little information compared to what happened here. We....  more »
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  • My dad told me his grandpa died here...
  • It’s worth the visit. You feel the war

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