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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  • A family of six, 4 adults and two teens, ventured on a rented RV adventure. DAY 1: Visited the beach city of Etrute, with its pebble beach and beautiful rock formation into the sea. Little shops and.....  more
    A family of six, 4 adults and two teens, ventured on a rented RV adventure. DAY 1: Visited the beach city of Etrute, with its pebble beach and beautiful rock formation into the sea. Little shops and.....  more »
  • Beach is a wide, sandy, flat beach that does stretch for a long distance. A road runs along the beach, with some beach cafes and homes, behind which are slight hills on which you can still spot the.....  more
    Beach is a wide, sandy, flat beach that does stretch for a long distance. A road runs along the beach, with some beach cafes and homes, behind which are slight hills on which you can still spot the.....  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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