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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  • Everything about this beach is stunning- from the beach itself to the memorials and watching how people experience the beach today (playing in the water, walking their dogs, overall just enjoying...  more »
  • This isn't super easy to find but the best place to visit the beach is to the east of American cemetery. There are a few monuments on the walk down to the beach as well as some old german bunkers...  more »

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