Almost seems surreal. I love this stuff. Not a WWII buff per say, but I do cover it a lot. Just eerie how the buildings and monuments almost look exactly the same as they did 65 years ago. What a time to be alive during those years.
I could be wrong but I am thinking that is mostly artillery fire from American ships before the suprise attack...
correct. that was bombardment for the Rangers to capture the guns on top of that cliff. However when they got there the guns were removed and placed further inland. Must have been hell for the Germans on top of that cliff.
Hmm those are pretty big craters when you really think about it. Don't know anything about military artillery, but those look like craters you'd get from an aerial assault, especially the size of them.