Army Ranger monument at
Pointe du Hoc ... Guns pointing at Longues Sur-Mer
German Bunkers at Pointe du
Omaha Beach today. Oddly
enough, children play on the beaches of Normandy during the summer.
The American Cemetery.
Nearly 10,000 soldiers have their graves face West to the US at this
cemetery. The sculpture on the left shows a young man coming out of
the Ocean for victory. Not all graves are from D-Day, many are from
before and after the operation in France. Buried here are the Niland
brothers who inspired the movie Saving Private Ryan, and Teddy
Roosevelt Jr. and Quentin Roosevelt
(who Roosevelt Field was named for.)
The divots in the area are
tremendously deep. The power of the bombing was immense. However,
most aerial bombs did nothing to the German defenses.