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I was amazed how soft and squishy the sand on Omaha Beach is. No doubt much has changed since D-Day 1944. Getting good traction was nearly impossible which made their advance extremely difficult not to mention having to concern themselves with all the ordinance raining down from above. An amazing feat of bravery. May they all rest in peace.
That is above the high tide line pack. If you watch the landings of the first wave, (you have to think about the photographers that made it that far up the beach before them and were shooting footage instead of shells) You will see those poor SOB's making their way up the hard packed sand just inside of the anti amphib structures.I was amazed how soft and squishy the sand on Omaha Beach is.