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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is the location of the D-Day beach called Omaha, and it is still home of a great American Cemetery.
Omaha Beach is well-known as the most difficult fighting on that June 6th, 1944. Not only was the American 1st Infantry Division up against a strong foe in the German 352nd Division, but this stretch of beach also has limited access through the cliffs, and these access points were very well defended.
At the end of the first day, the Americans had already been rocked with about 2,400 dead, wounded, or missing, but they were able to land 34,000 soldiers on the beach to begin the move inland.
From the top of the hill above the beach, you have a great view of the German defenses designed to stop the Allied... more travel advice
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