This is the view from the top of the cliff at Pointe du Hoc, a point on the English Channel between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. While many of the land that was pretty much ground zero during the D-Day invasion of June 1944 now only show some of the stuff that went down there during those days, Pointe du Hoc was intentionally left the same. The shelling and bombing left craters everywhere. And the barbed wire barriers (I imagine these are regularly replaced or they would be totally rusted by now) adorn the top of the cliff.
All this to remember what happened, but not just remember.
All this also to remind us that war is hell.
War is hell.