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Revisit the D-Day Landing Locations on Omaha Beach

On this virtual tour to Omaha Beach, you will learn about both the warring sides' preparations for the D-day landings in and around Omaha Beach (Atlantic Wall, German defence strategy, Allied strategy and planning). The format of this Online Experience (Google Earth, maps, photos, footage, testimonies, quizzes) allows us to use contemporary information to provide a firm link between the past and the present, switching from the broader perspective to the soldier's eye view in an instant.

From Normandy
Online Experience
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Virtual Tour
English
Highlights
  • Detailed and insightful virtual presentation tour to the Omaha Beach

  • Insights into both sides' preparations for the D-day landing 
  • Visit the American cemetery and the German cemetery
Description

In this carefully curated virtual presentation, you will explore more about both sides' preparations for the landings (Atlantic Wall, German defence strategy, Allied strategy and planning). Our format (Google Earth, maps, photos, footage, testimonies, quizzes) allows us to use contemporary information to provide a firm link between the past and the present, switching from the broader perspective to the soldier's viewpoint in an instant. 

We will visit several German strongpoints which bring out the strength of German defences on the beach. We will see the details of the Allied plan and the problems faced by the American soldiers in executing it. We will follow a group of Americans in their successful efforts to eliminate a dangerous German strongpoint and advance inland. We will also visit the American cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer and the German cemetery at La Cambe, where many of the men killed on D-Day are buried.

About this experience
What's included

An excellent presentation by D Day experts on the Normandy landings

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign-in to the Zoom app 5 minutes before the start of the tour
  • You can book this tour as a private tour for 85 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Alexander Braun

Our tours are led by two experienced guides: 

Sean Claxton, who represents the Allied side in our virtual tours, has been working as a guide and lecturer in Normandy since 2004. Before that he worked for the Imperial War Museum in London for eleven years. Sean lives in the heart of the Norman bocage near Coutances.

Alexander Braun, who represents the German side on our virtual tours, is a guide and author of a guide book about the D-Day landing beaches. Alexander lectures on the subject to live audiences and on the internet and lives near Stuttgart.

From USD 104 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.