Visit to the American cemetery on Omaha Beach

A visit to the beach of Omaha in Normandy, the most difficult battle of the D-Day.

This visit to see the beach of Omaha Beach and the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer. The beach of Omaha Beach has been very difficult to conquer for the Americans. In front of the Americans on the beach there was 2000 German defenders. The Americans lost more than 1,000 men on this day.

You can visit a small free Museum (the visitor center) on the site that recalls the various stages of the landing. The site is a concession of the France to the United States, it is beautifully maintained.

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Duration: 2 h.

The entrance to the cemetery

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The entrance to the cemetery
Like all the U.S. cemeteries the place is very well maintained.

The ruperts

The ruperts
There is a museum inside the cemetery. On the photo you can see a mannequin (ruperts) that was launched to mislead the German defenders.

Path to the beach

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Path to the beach
The path to go the beach.

The beach of Omaha

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The beach of Omaha
'The beach is very beautiful and very peaceful. It''s hard to imagine the fighting that took place here 70 years ago.'

The beach to climb

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The beach to climb
Americans were blocked on the beach. The Germans were firing from the heights.

The American cemetery

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The American cemetery
9387 soldiers rest in the cemetery, they were killed during the battle of Normandy.

Veterans pose in front of the grave of the Niland brothers.

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Veterans pose in front of the grave of the Niland brothers.
Two of the Niland brothers are buried in Colleville-sur-Mer. Their story inspired the movie "Saving Private Ryan".

Memorial

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Memorial
A monument to remember the battles of the second world war.
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