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Site 1 : Omaha Beach - Saint Laurent sur Mer. Omaha Beach is the beach of the Normandy landings that caused the highest death toll of casualties of D-Day (30 % of total losses of 6 June. With Juno Beach, it shares the rate of the highest loss with almost 8 % of employees landed many by drowning. 1,000 Americans were killed and 2,000 injured in Omaha (the precise balance remains unknown ), 90 % of men in the first wave being killed or wounded. History remembers the nickname of
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Site 1 : Omaha Beach - Saint Laurent sur Mer. Omaha Beach is the beach of the Normandy landings that caused the highest death toll of casualties of D-Day (30 % of total losses of 6 June. With Juno Beach, it shares the rate of the highest loss with almost 8 % of employees landed many by drowning. 1,000 Americans were killed and 2,000 injured in Omaha (the precise balance remains unknown ), 90 % of men in the first wave being killed or wounded. History remembers the nickname of "Bloody Omaha" as famous movies like The Longest Day or Saving Private Ryan staged . Eight kilometers long, the landing zone extended from Sainte Honorine des Pertes in the east to Vierville sur Mer on the west. The goal was to capture Omaha and then to hold a bridgehead five miles deep between Port en Bessin and the Vire and as soon as possible, to the junction with the east British and west with the U.S. VII Corps landing at Utah Beach to establish a beachhead on the Normandy coast continues. For the 60th anniversary of the landing, Anilore Banon, sculptor has installed a work, "The Braves", located in Omaha sand. -center, the work entitled "Standing Liberty" commemorates the brave men who stand up and stand against the totalitarisme.Les sails evoke the sea where the liberators arrived. -right "wings of hope" illustrate the hope of a happier world, and commemorates the commitment of those who today continue the struggle for democracy -left "wing of the brotherhood" illustrate this approach fraternal humanity that empowers each and commemorates the commitment of those who fight for the establishment and respect of universal equality of human rights.

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