Omaha Beach, Easy Red Sector. Bloody Omaha. Five miles long, Omaha was almost a near-disaster for the Allied effort on D-Day. The relatively untested 29th Division and perhaps the U.S. Army's most experienced division, the Big Red One, were tasked with pushing the Germans off the beach. Fighting lasted most of the day and at one point, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley considered evacuating Omaha. When the Americans finally established a foothold, they had suffered more than 2,400 casualties. The 1st Division was responsible for the eastern half of the beach, including Easy Red. Amid the carnage, Colonel George Taylor walked across the sand in full view of the Germans. He exhorted his shell-shocked troops by saying, "Two kinds of people are staying on this beach! The dead and those who are going to die! Now, let's get the hell out of here!" He was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism. A memorial to the Big Red One is located near the American Normandy Cemetery. It sits among the remants of German bunkers. #omahabeach #normandy #normandie #travel #travelphotography #traveling #history #invasion #dday #ww2 #wwii #can#canonphotography #canon #canont3i #sigma #sigma1020 #vsco #vscocam #vscogram #wideangle #landscape #france #france2017 #landscapephotography
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