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It was a moving experience to be able to walk along the beach that so many of our brave heroes... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
RustyHaigh12
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For us to have walked on the ground that our soldiers fought and see the bunkers. It will be... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

During walking in Omaha beach where the combatant fought and visiting the Germans' bunkers you see the sculpture 'Les Braves', made by the artists Anilore Banon - Located in the sand on the beach. A very modern piece (3 ideas to comprise his work, Wings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doron N
Reviewed 17 October 2018

It was a moving experience to be able to walk along the beach that so many of our brave heroes fought on or lost their lives on. A once in a lifetime experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RustyHaigh12
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I failed to understand the meaning of this piece. I did not make a connection to what the artist was trying to say and what occurred on this beach. We drove by it as we toured Omaha Beach and got out to take a look,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Majulamb
Reviewed 28 August 2018

For us to have walked on the ground that our soldiers fought and see the bunkers. It will be something we will never forget.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WANDA B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This monument is so simple but the words are compelling. You cannot fail but to be moved by what it stands for and the freedom you have because of what it stands for.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Never seen something like this before! On sand! With breaking waves against it. Bizarre. But i really enjoyed seeing it, tourists and all....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank coconutugly
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you’re at Omaha Beach, just check this place out regardless if you like art or not. I am not a fan of art but this art is dedicated to the brave men who fought for freedom. Read the description, reflect on the words and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

As with much of art, especially modern art, interpretation and appreciation is a very personal thing. This relatively new sculpture, commissioned in 2004 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D Day, was intended to only be temporary. People petitioned to make it permanent, however. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Personally, I would have preferred the beach to be left the way it was then, with no adoration. The shining metal blades emerging from the sands are, however, awe inspiring.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank UD K
Reviewed 22 April 2018

One of many monuments on Omaha beach dedicated to all allied troops who fought to liberate France. Visited in 9/2012

Date of experience: September 2017
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