Re:scenarios from Saving Private Ryan
Sonja (#464061), it is Omaha beach. The only beach where there was a real battle with a doubtfull ending. From the veterans who saw the movie, from that peticular 30 minutes, only the smell was missing from the real thing.
If you can see it, Spielberg and Hankx produced a HBO TV serie, Band of Brothers. About a group of paratroopers from 43 to the end of the war. Catch it if you can ;-)