D-Day Normandy landing science: The Army-Navy compromise.
All I can say is that when I visited that area several years ago with someone who drove a tank onto Omaha Beach during the invasion the issue of tides was never discussed (and it certainly never entered my mind, though I can't speak for the others). I'm sure tides, like the weather, were seriously considered as part of the planning,to ensure optimal landing conditions, but for the average.
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Ernie Pyle, D-Day column, excerpts from Ernie's War: The Best of Ernie Pyle's World War II Dispatches, ed. David Nichols, pp. 277-80, and Brave Men, 1943. (Famous war correspondent Ernie Pyle filed this report one day after the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of France on the Normandy beaches, an operation that involved almost 3 million troops and 5,000 vehicles.
Even if it became a requirement for everyone to take a handful of sand every time they went to the beach, it would make no difference to the beach itself. Hundreds, thousands, of tonnes of sand are shifted up and down the Normandy beaches by the tides every day, and new sand is constantly created by the action of tides and weather.
Normandy coastline, being first spotted by German naval observers at 0325 hours. During the next two hours, the armada dropped anchor opposite the five invasion beaches. To the enemy, the sight of such a vast military force was shocking: “But that’s not possible” was all that Lieutenant Frerking at Strongpoint WN62 on “Omaha” beach.
The beach of Asnelles is one of the most famous beach of the Bessin. Easily accessible by car, monitored in summer with a first aid station, accessible at high tide, animated and enjoying a nice view on Arromanches.
Well now its just a lovely beach with rolling tides and sand for miles on the coast of Normandy France. Go nack in time and it is one of 5 first landings for the Allied Forces in WW2. June 6 1944 operation Neptune.