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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  • This is another humbling reminder of lives lost in WWII. There is a must-see sculpture in memory of lives lost on the beach. Omaha is very wide. 
    This is another humbling reminder of lives lost in WWII. There is a must-see sculpture in memory of lives lost on the beach. Omaha is very wide.  more »
  • One of the beaches to visit if you are a WII history buff. There is a monument near the beach. Parking is paid. Up the street there is also a museum. 
    One of the beaches to visit if you are a WII history buff. There is a monument near the beach. Parking is paid. Up the street there is also a museum.  more »
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  • Standing on the beach and seeing what the troops needed to do was amazing. Overwhelming. How did they do it? Gun fire. Glass bombs. Big obstacles and rocks. The tide changes. Wow. Must visit.
  • There has been some memorial that cough me. But this one was definitely most impressive one. I'm totally from different ethnic and culture. But what has been lost in ww 2 was big. All that heroes and their stories got me. Everyone in whole Europe and world got to be appreciate to them and what they've done. One of must be seen place in the whole world. And special thanks to French government for what they've done with that great memorial Area including keeping it so clean, designing etc.👌

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