With Hollywood in mind

Americans prefer Omaha

Different nationalities tend to go to sites associated with their country (and their relatives), but often with Hollywood in mind – so Americans prefer Omaha [Saving Private Ryan] to Utah, and rarely venture to Falaise, although older Americans go to St. Mère Église, inspired by The Longest Day. Younger Americans don’t know the film because it was in black and white and thus US networks don’t show it. But they do go to the field near Ste. Marie-du-Mont where Lieut. Winters’ Screaming Eagles destroyed the guns ranged on Utah – as seen in Band of Brothers.