Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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#1 of 64 in Outdoors in Calvados
Must see · Battlefield · Beach
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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  • Omaha Beach was not what we expected. After parking up the road a ways and walking down to the small town near the shore, I knew that we weren't going to find gun emplacements, barbed wire, and other....  more »
  • The beach has a memorial at the top of the beach by the parking lot. We drove here from Mont Saint Michael. The memorial is quite interesting with cared words and a carved picture on the side. On the....  more »

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