Le Manoir de Crepon
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Today, we toured some of the Normandy Beaches and learned more about them. We got dressed in our Sunday best and went to see Omaha Beach. We went inside to discover a bit more about D-Day and the following events. We then went to a French ward for church. I was surprised that they had translators! But we shared one translator, so the majority of the meeting was completely foreign. We left after Sacrament meeting and met a ...
... France. All well done but always when I see war situations I lament at the huge loss of life. We hopped on our bikes and explored the little village where you can still see huge concrete buttresses in the sea and where they built massive roadways from out at sea into the town to get all the vehicles in from the ships. You can see one of these in my photo but they were end to end and they brought them all ...
... br> We few, we happy few, we band of brothers . . ."
Walking down from the cemetery to the beach, you can't help notice it was so, so far from the water's edge to the bluffs with no nowhere to hide. It is extraordinary that anyone made it to the bluffs, let alone climbed to the top.
I happened upon a young French couple and their two small children. They asked me to take their photograph and reciprocated. ...
... The grandfather of the current owner of the house was a 42 year old man when he wanted to serve in the second world war, however, he was told by France that he was too old but there were still other aspects to which he could assist his country. No interested in filing and paperwork he went to England, where he claimed to be 29. The doctors there said he was not in great shape to be only 29, but he managed to be a pilot ...
... bryan walked above me. They would join me if the craters were shallow but those are not as fun! We wanted to get our picture taken while down in a crater so we asked an older man. I went down to join me lads and he said there wasn't room on my camera. Ok... I ran back up to get my camera and replace it with Bryan's. We finally took the picture and I ran back up to thank him and he had his finger in the pictures! We were going to call it a day and just crop out ...