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After the cathedral, we went to the tapestry museum. Again, Jon waited whilst I went in (his insistence!) What a joy and a wonder! I remember learning about the Bayeux Tapestry at school and drawing Harold with his arrow in his eye. To stand and see the actual cloth... It was an amazing moment. The museum is so well done. The tapestry is stretched out in a darkened corridor, illuminated behind glass. Each visitor has an audio guide ...
We decided to stay another day and night in Normandy to do some justice to the region besides its sad 20th century history (and probably because we are now actively trying to delay the impending end of our trip!). Unfortunately, it began hosing down with rain late Sunday evening and was still going well into Monday. Therefore, we had a late start on Monday after lunch and headed out to a cider farm called Les ...
... specific and would only talk about what happened on that spot. The museum was well done and gave a good overview of what happed in all places. They also had a short film to watch with real footage from WWII.
After the museum we drove to the famous Omaha Beach, one of the American landing sites. The les Braves monument caught the eye but otherwise Omaha is just a very long beach. It is ...
... 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.
... invasion, their calls for reinforcements could not be met, and ~90 Rangers survived until they received reinforcements days later. There is a monument at the site now to commemorate this incredible feat and the importance of this part of the battle to the Allies' success.
We then continued on to a small museum dedicated to the Rangers in a nearby town, Grandcamp-Maisy. More details on the Rangers' training and preparation, their experiences with the initial assault ...