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“nice to see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach
Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and saw some of the most intense fighting in the entire war.
Reno, Nevada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“nice to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Huge beach, there is a dock that goes out a ways into the ocean. Pretty site, and there are a few information tables as well as a memorial on the beach.

Visited October 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“A must see on a D-Day trip...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Less museum-oreinted and much more out in the open. A walk around the area along the beachfront reminds one of a tranquil and serene secluded getaway. The monument and surrounding memorials provide an interesting juxtaposition and incites in your mind the concept of how horrible circumstances can arise in such a peaceful surrounding.

Visited September 2012
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Murcia
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“Atmospheric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Despite the events happening over 60 years ago, a visit to the Normandy Beaches is a MUST for everyone. We must learn from history and avoid the mistakes made.
There really IS an atmosphere about Normandy.

Visited July 2012
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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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“Finally here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

After visiting France twice before, I finally got a chance to visit the D-Day landing beaches this time. Standing on the sand of Omaha beach and imagining what it was like on that June morning in 1944 for those brave Americans is almost too much to comprehend. You can see where the Germans had the high ground and perfectly clear shots for their machine guns up and down the beach. It's just amazing that this landing was a success. I'm glad I was able to make the visit.

Visited October 2012
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St.Paul, Minnesota
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“VERY strong recommendation for all ages - see pics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very strong recommendation for people of all ages. Agree on museum at Arromanches. Learning a little about the history ahead of time will help youngsters appreciate what these guys did.

Visited October 2012
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