When the soldiers landed on June 6, 1944, on the 5 landing beaches (Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach), the Battle of Normandy began. An incredible logistics is deployed to ensure the success of this global military operation. August 25, 1944 the city of Paris is liberated then all the France in May 1945.
The American sector of Omaha beach is the one that will denote the most losses being attributed the sad name of “Bloody Omaha” (Omaha the bloody). The Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery honors the memory of its American soldiers. The Memorial is an exceptional monument with a bronze statue seven meters high.
You can also admire the monument “Les Braves” erected on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of D-Day on the sand of Omaha beach landing beach in Saint Laurent sur mer. From 9 meters high, it honors the courage of the men who landed there on June 6, 1944.