Omaha Beach. Photos by Jill, 2009. Click for larger versions.
What a beautifully maintained place.
The grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
The seawall at Omaha.
Next we drove to Pointe du Hoc, famous spot of Ranger glory. When I came in 2000, you could walk out to the point. Now cliff erosion has made it unsafe to get very close.
Me, inside a bomb crater, looking up at Byron.
More craters, and a view toward Utah Beach.
Concrete bunkers still stand all around Pointe du Hoc.
The original barbed wire is still there. Nothing was changed after 1944, because there were no houses right in this area. It still looks remarkably untouched.
But it may have been worth it, to get these photos.