Yes. German defenses on the Calvados coast consisted primarily of "static" divisions, units which lacked prime movers, trucks, or even horses to allow for the transportation of heavy equipment. They were poorly supplied and poorly manned, and to all intents and purposes were expected to die in place. LXXXIV Armeekorps was responsible for the area of the five Allied beachheads and mustered a single non-static unit, the 352. Infanterie-Division. As can be inferred from the high number, even that unit was not particularly high quality. The 352nd had been raised the previous year from Eastern European volunteers and the conscription class of 1944 (!), with a small leavening of convalescent soldiers to improve its quality. Like all German infantry divisions by this point in the war, it consisted of six infantry battalions (rather than the standard nine in Western units) and its organic firepower was limited. One of the infantry regiments of the 352nd, IR 916, was responsible for the most serious Allied scare of the day on 6 June 1944; it manned the defenses at Omaha Beach and gave the Americans a bloody surprise in the morning. It was, however, quickly burned out. The Germans spent the morning shooting, but they couldn't maneuver or actually attack the Americans on the beach, so once the Americans managed to get organized, they pushed the Germans off the bluffs and away from the sea. The only other Allied difficulty on the day came in the evening, when the vaunted German armored counterattack materialized. 21. Panzer-Division was based in Normandy and moved up toward the coast during the day to try to get in position to throw the Allies back into the sea. However, heavy air attacks and poor command-and-control made the eventual attack force rather smaller than a full division. Still, the Germans managed to assemble about two-thirds of a division for the counterattack. They ran straight into a battalion of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry on Periers Ridge. 2/KSLI's Sherman Fireflies knocked out six Panzers for no British loss and broke up the counterattack. Further west, one battalion of panzer grenadiers hit the seam between the British and Canadians at Sword and Juno Beaches respectively, and actually reached the sea, but to little point: there was no real Allied flank to hit, tanks don't do well on beaches, and the vast Allied fleet was ready to paste the Germans with high-caliber gunfire. I/92 PzG withdrew as night fell, ending any chance of danger to the Allied landings. None of the other German units put up much of a fight. All of them were outnumbered, and badly. They were hit with overwhelming force from air, sea, and land. Like @Traitorfish says, many of them were from Eastern Europe, or they were too young or old to fight. They were poorly equipped and basically left to die. And, importantly, they didn't see themselves as fighting the same sort of war-to-the-knife as was raging in the east and southeast of Europe. It's completely unsurprising that so many of them surrendered.