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Omaha Beach in Normandy
June 6, 1944 saw the biggest landing in history. 6,939 ships landed 132,700 Americans, Canadians, English, Scots soldiers and 20,000 vehicles on the beaches of Normandy called Juno, Gold, Sword Utah and Omaha. Omaha beach was the deadliest and 9388 "boys" were killed there. They called it "the bloody". Many soldiers were hastily buried in the sand. Some were never found, lost at sea in the deluge of fire that descended on them. The American Cemetery of Colleville sur mer is located just above the beach which has regained its original tranquility.
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