"D-Day, Omaha beach and the price of liberty" Colleville-sur-Mer by Pavlik_NL

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Hundreds stormed the beaches, hundreds fell

Omaha beach paid the highest price in the Normandy landings on D-day, 6th of June 1944. The beaches were wide and ended in a small dune after which a trench was before the cliffs roose up. For the well fortified and armed Nazi's it was like shooting sitting ducks. It was here that D-day almost failed and where the biggest massacre took place.

Silence after hell

Early morning 6th of June to 9th of June 1944... HELL
After 1946 until the present day ... SILENCE

A moment in time determines eternity

The cemetry of Omaha Beach is just on top of the cliffs at Omaha Beach near Colleville-sur-Mer. Standing on the monumental square one gazes over numerous white crosses that seem to disappear into the horizon. Behind you, not immediately noticed as such, is a long round wall with names. These are the ones lost in battle, off whome is not certain who they were when they were found and those who were missed in action. Many were taken by the sea ... others unrecognisable after the battle. The cemetry is beautiful in it's own way, but means to let us never forget, that the price of our freedom was paid for by those who left their most precious in this place.

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