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Omaha Beach at St. Laurent (Normandy, France)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 49° 21.891 W 000° 51.363
30U E 655659 N 5470226
Quick Description: Omaha Beach is not only the name one of the main landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6 1944, but today it is also beautiful beach perfectly suitable for summer recreation...
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 6:34:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM6FZ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 32

Long Description:

This beautiful sandy beach is known as "Bloody Omaha" because of the 2 200 casualties suffered by the American troops who landed here on D-Day. High cliffs and strong German defences made this a formidable objective. Despite heavy losses, by the end of 6 June the US 1st and 29th Divisions, and the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions, had gained a foothold at Omaha.

But today here is clean water and long sandy seashore with high tide and if the Channel's catching weather allows - it is perfect place for hot sunny day beach pleasures...

Type of beach: Natural

Location of beach: Seashore

Beach surface type: Fine sand

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