D-Day 70th Anniversary – Normandy Landing Beaches : Omaha Beach – Colleville / Mer – 40 Photos.


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The massive Allied assault on the Normandy coastline on June 6, 1944, aimed to liberate France and drive into Nazi Germany.

Before dawn on June 6, three airborne divisions landed by para chute and glider behind targeted beaches. Allied naval forces, including the U.S. Coast Guard, conveyed assault forces across the English Channel . Beginning at 06.30 hours, six divisions U.S.,Canadian and British landed on Utah , Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beaches in history’s greatest amphibious assault.

The U.S. Infantry Divisions battled German resistance over beaches bristling with obstacles. To reach the village of Colleville, troops fought across an open area of up 200 yards, and attacked up steep bluffs . By days’ end, the Americans held fragile control of Omaha Beach.


Omaha Beach- June 6, 1944

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Omaha Beach, 2014.


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Walter Rosenblum (American, 1919-2006). D Day Morning, Omaha Beach, 1944

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Regional Council of Basse-Normandie-U.S. National Archives

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12 replies to “D-Day 70th Anniversary – Normandy Landing Beaches : Omaha Beach – Colleville / Mer – 40 Photos.

  1. I lived near Omaha, Nebraska for many years, still hope to visit Omaha beach. What a sacrifice men and women made there.


  2. Really interesting – what a contrast – lovely serene atmosphere of the beach today and some lovely shots and yesterday the carnage> Have you thought about doing an e-book as this is supurb


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