Le Clos Castel
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... stone to stone you can't help but think of the story and legacy each of these young men and women wrote. The first thing that strikes you is how diverse a group these young men and women were, but mostly how incredibly young they were.
Each cemetery -- American, Common Wealth, and German -- is very different; and each one stands as a reminder of the cost of war.
Our next stop was the very picturesque town of Port en Bissen, near Arromanches. Which was more or less untouched by WW2. We stayed at an Aire above the town, in the morning we visited Arromanches another WW2 site here we saw a film about the "landings" in a 360 degree cinema. This was very difficult to watch, at the beginning you saw the excited faces of the young men going off to war but very quickly their expressions changed dramatically!!
On the lighter side Stephen ...
... 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, ...
... in such confined areas, a person is soon seized with a sense of the magnificent and the unusual. It is wonderful and quite invigorating. This sense of being part of something much larger is similar to the feeling that I have when venturing into the English hinterland beyond metro London. Things so small and compact tend to grow in size as the brain starts to play mental games. This is the joy of travel with the opportunity to be exposed to "stuff" completely outside one's ...
... br> The monks' refectory was above the Guest Hall. Both are very big, with huge fireplaces and with good natural light. The refectory would have been silent except for one monk reading from the bible – the Guest Hall was often filled with royal and noble guests. The refectory had a wooden ceiling which was unusual but would have been much lighter than the more usual stone, so allowing the 58 tall bay windows.
The room below the cloister also had good ...
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