GERMAN tourists have been arrested for allegedly raising a Nazi flag on a Normandy beach during D-Day commemorations. The four were staying at a campsite that overlooks Omaha beach where thousands of American soldiers died on June 6, 1944. The group caused offence and outrage to disbelieving onlookers as they hoisted the Nazi flag on the 75th anniversary of the WWll landings last Thursday. Around 5,000 mainly American soldiers died on the beach. A source told the Mirror: “They initially said they wanted to mark the day properly, sticking to history. “It was a commemoration of sorts because the area was full of German camps in the 40s but it caused an enormous amount of anger and hurt.” Police were called and took away the flag which cannot be displayed under French law. The unnamed tourists, who were staying at the Vierville-sur-Mer campsite in Normandy, reportedly face a fine of £1,300 and a warning if convicted.
siehe auch: German tourists ‘raise Nazi flag on D-Day beach where Allied troops were killed’. Four German holidaymakers caused shock and outrage by putting the Nazi flag up as a warped commemoration on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it is claimed. Four German tourists face prosecution after allegedly raising a Nazi flag at a beach where thousands of American soldiers were slaughtered on D-Day.The group – who have not been identified – were at the Vierville-sur-Mer campsite in Normandy, France, on the 75th anniversary of the Second World War landings last Thursday.The site overlooks Omaha Beach where, on June 6, 1944, up to 5,000 mainly US soldiers were killed or wounded by Germany infantrymen in Nazi-occupied France.The tourists caused shock and outrage by putting the Nazi standard up as a warped commemoration of the historic day, it is claimed.