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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  • American Cemetery is impressive but really packed out when we were there which made it hard to take in the somber atmosphere. Glad that so many visit but not so quiet when busy. Can’t do much about.....  more
    American Cemetery is impressive but really packed out when we were there which made it hard to take in the somber atmosphere. Glad that so many visit but not so quiet when busy. Can’t do much about.....  more »
  • 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 »
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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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