Designed by Anilore Banon, Les Braves Polynational War Memorial on Omaha Beach near St-Laurent-sur-Mer, was installed on the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
Peaceful ride along Omaha Beach
Houses now situated along Omaha Beach and the bunker-heavy cliffs behind them.
This photo indicates how wide Omaha Beach is during lower tides and how perilous it would be to try to cross it while being shot at.
Hundreds of deep craters remain at Pointe du Hoc, illustrating the intensity of the bombing raids and scores of bunkers still stand.
View from inside a bunker.
Tourists watch men dressed as soldiers of the day.
A 1940s-era C47 troop transport plane flies over Pointe du Hoc...
...And near a peace symbol.
Many roads in the region bear informal names of soldiers killed during the fighting.
Markers similar to this denote the Liberty Road.
Some of the battlefields between the hedgerows are now fields of wildflowers.
Part of the peace park outside the German Cemetery.
Albert Schweitzer's quote, "Wargraves are the great communicators of peace..." is so true, for those paying deep attention.
This quote by Erich Kästner, found in the museum of the German Cemetery, is quite profound: "Do not believe you have millions of enemies. Your only enemy is called War!"
Rows of black crosses and red stone markers in the German Cemetery.
The new American Cemetery overlooking the coastline of France and the English Channel.