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Omaha Beach

Photo by Robert F. Sargent. Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the main landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June, 1944, during World War II. The primary objective at Omaha was to secure a beachhead of some five miles (eight kilometres) depth, between Port-en-Bessin and the Vire River, linking with the British landings at Gold Beach to the east, and reaching the area of Isigny to the west to link up with VII Corps landing at Utah Beach. 3000 were estimated to be killed in the Normandy landings.

I cant even to begin to imagine what must have been going through the heads of some of the people in this photograph

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