Fortified Gunner’s Nest: Omaha Beach

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This is one of the silenced seaside bunkers I sought out when visiting in the 80’s. It looks as it did then, completely bare and open to the elements and yet still reeking of death.
On the morning of June 6, 1944, there was at least one man in here busily feeding a machine gun installed to kill invaders. Such positions are vulnerable to grenades and bazooka rounds and the bravery of US troops put this position out of action. Without their efforts a lot more of our guys might have been casualties.

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