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13th, 14th and 15th September - We spent 3 days in Normandy which is in North/Western France. Here we went to Etretat which is on the beach and has white cliffs like across the channel in England. I guess this is where the land may have broken up over millions of years ago? It was very windy ans cold and we walked up to the top of the cliffs and the view was great.
We stayed near the beach at Port-en-Bessin Huppain ...
... in WWII the Allies landed first in 1943 to free France and then stopped the war in 1945. I liked playing on the beach and drawing a large man with my brothers.
We also visited a museum which had tanks, cars and all sorts of items from that landing. A bit boring for me.
... high cliffs. The Germans thought they were safe as they thought that the cliffs would bring them and easy view to attack. There are five main beaches code named Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword that stretch along the Normandy coastline.
We also visited the Overlord Museum that explained what happened leading up to the battle as well as how the battle was fought and won.
... Lancaster bombers went down in flames. French farm workers watched in horror as the stricken Lancaster descended in flames but the crash site near Carentan in Normandy had remained undiscovered. The crew members who died were led by Wing Cmdr Carter, DFC, with Sqdn Ldr Martin Bryan-Smith, DFC, Flt Lieut Albert Chambers, DFC, Flt Lieut Henry Jeffery, DFM, Acting Flt Sgt Guy Dunning, DFM, Acting Flt Sgt Frank Watson, DFM, Australian Flt Lieut Ronald Conley, ...
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