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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  • The work of Anilore Banones "The Braves" pays a true tribute to the courage of the allied soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our peoples and reminds future generations that those who died sacrificed themselves in defense of our values of tolerance and freedom. Omaha Beach, Omaha the bloody, this beach, Dog red area, to us the remembrance, to them immortality.
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  • Experience a midweek D-Day with the kids. See and experience what happened to our freedom. An impressive monument. Other than e.g. Utah Beach where there are also various statues. I miss this too. But this monument is beautiful. Impressive.
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