during World War II. It was the American’s responsibility to take control of the beach. There were no less than twelve German strongpoints that directed fire on the troops that landed that day as part of the Allied invasion. The casualties were enormous. In fact, Omaha has been called the “most intensely fought after beach” ever.
The soldiers who lived through the battle have an understanding of what it was like to be on the beach that day. For the rest of us, we can look at the photos or read the accounts or watch the film.
We see the pill boxes, the concrete dug-in guard posts, equipped with loop holes with which to fire weapons, which still exist. We see the bunkers.