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“WWII historical place”
Review of Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux
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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.
Reviewed 2 August 2014

When visiting the beach come across with a sense of loss, sadness and a great respect for the men’s who made D Day possible.
It’s impossible to imagine the horror that this beach saw during the D-day landings
Like someone said It was also very gratifying to see the respectful way people visited the sights.
No matter how many WWII movies and NGS documentaries you saw, you have to be there.
A must see.

Thank Cres
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Omaha Beach, AKA 'Bloody Omaha' itself only has a few things left from the invasion- Two big chunks of concrete for stopping invasion equipment. Inland past the dunes, on the nearby hills, there are some German machinegun bunkers with earthworks and at the top of the hill is the US Cemetery and some museums. From up on the hill, or even from the dunes, it is crazy to imagine loaded-down soldiers trudging through surf and sand under heavy machinegun fire with little to no cover. The distance is about 200 yards of open ground to cover- pretty awe inspiring to think about it. It is definitely worth the walk to the sand to see for yourself.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Omaha Beach is humbling and spectacular at the same time. The statues, plaques, monuments, sea wall, bunkers, etc. all bring what happened that day to a sense of understanding. I could stand there and feel the fear and excitement of the brave soldiers as they stormed the beach. Imagine being a German soldier in your bunker looking out that morning and seeing all those troop ships knowing today is the day of reckoning! I visited Omaha Beach, then Utah Beach then finally the American Cemetery. I'm glad I did it in that order. Try to go at low tide to see some of the concrete artifacts left over. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I don't think one can visit this beach without experiencing the overwhelming feeling of sadness due to all the lives lost on D-day and feeling this huge wave of appreciation and gratefulness towards the heroes fighting for our freedom. The place is beautifully kept and we were honoured to meet one of the heroes on the day we visited. The display of photographs and the stories told by them gives us a vague glimpse of the horror and fear these soldiers must have felt. What a humbling experience! Highly recommended

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

It was amazing to see the area where the allied forces landed and fought for freedom during WWII. It was also very gratifying to see the respectful way people visited the sights.

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