Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Omaha beach, Normandy

If you watched the Movie Saving Private Ryan,
you would remember the 20minutes opening sequences of the movie.
It was filmed in County Wexford, Ireland near the town of Curracloe.
However it provide an excellent feel for what conditions on the beach must have been like
on the day of 6 June, 1944.

Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of
German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II.
Omaha Beach is located on the coast of Normandy, France.

 Pictures were taken on April 10, 2009

High plateaus, rocky cliffs, and sandy bluffs...
Features that are so beautiful to the eyes were nothing but an obsticle course
to the US troops during invasion of Normandy.

"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.
The eyes of the word are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you...
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothin less than full Victory !" -Dwight D. Eisenhower

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