Sunday, July 18, 2010

Omaha Beach - Normandy

66 years ago this was a very different place. Notice all the beachgoers in the background on the right (you have to click on the photo and zoom in).

1) I have posted a photo album with more detailed shots here.
2) I visited both Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery overlooking the beach.
3) You will notice in the album that I took a picture of the headstone for one "John J. Miller" from Pennsylvania. I was looking for "John H. Miller" from Pennsylvania who was featured in the movie "Saving Private Ryan". However, there was not a "John H. Miller" to be found at the site. A little research later revealed that John H. Miller never existed, and the headstone featured in the film was "movie magic".

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