On D-Day – June 6th 1944 – thousands of Allied soldiers disembarked on five beaches; Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha and Utah. It was the beginning of the end of the Nazi domination of Western Europe, and less than a year later reign of Adolf Hitler was over.
Though more than 70 years have passed, the beaches have not lost their significance. Normandy is now a favorite destination of those interested in the historic landings. Key dates, such as the 70th commemoration, always see the area brimming with tourists, military vehicles, re-enactors, and dignitaries. Sadly, after all these years there are few veterans left to attend themselves. Before too long, none of the soldiers present at the original landings will remain to recall the events firsthand.
In this very special drone footage from 2014, the 70th commemoration of D-Day, you will see Omaha beach, Batterie de Longues and Pointe du Hoc.