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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.

  • Last visit to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: Sep 2000
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    You really get the feeling of peace from some of your pictures, how quiet it is now. It was interesting that you included a photo of the interior of a german pillbox, i had never seen that before

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Thank you for encluding Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer -- Omaha Beach! My uncle just passed away and he survived Normandy. He said he tooks pictures while the bullets flew by his head...he was a character. Lovely page!

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:35 AM

    Excellent page on this historic location. Omaha Beach seems peaceful in the photos. But it sure was not peaceful June 6, 1944. There sure are a lot of crosses in that cemetery.

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