The beach from a German machine gun post, visible at bottom right. These German MGs fire 1200 rpm. A host of them raked the beach to welcome the Americans
At a German strong point overlooking Omaha Beach. This one fought for hours until an American tank blasted it. Above the door you can see a tank hit... and there is one hit inside!
This cemetery houses almost 10,000 US combatants. These include 44 pairs of twins, and one case of three brothers out of four, which inspired "Saving Private Ryan", the opening frame of which was shot here.
Also buried here are two sons of President Theodore Roosevelt; and three Medal of Honour winners, America's highest gallantry award. One of Roosevelt's sons, a brigadier-general, won the Medal of Honour for his action during the landing. He died of a heart attack a month later.