Omaha Beach, June 1945
Omaha Beach, the site of the hardest fighting on the D-Day beaches, seen one year later in June 1945. This picture makes it clear how good a defensive position this beach was, showing the high bluffs at the edge of the beach.
The D-Day Companion, ed. Jane Penrose. A selection of thirteen separate essays on different aspects of the D-Day lands, from the initial planning to post-war memorials; this is an excellent piece of work that sets the D-Day landings firmly in context. An excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about Operation Overlord, but its wide range of topics means it is likely to be of value to anyone with an interest in the subject. [see more]
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (8 May 2009), Omaha Beach, June 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_omaha_beach_1945.html
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