Grand Hotel du Luxembourg
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... England. It's so hard to imagine how it was when you see the quaint little French town. Kerry and I rode along the cliff edge out of the town for awhile and had our lunch overlooking the seas where hundreds of ships were anchored in the second world war. It opened our eyes. Time to find somewhere for the night which is where we are camped somewhere in lower Normandy on our way to La Mont Saint Michel in the ...
... We drove back in to Bayeux for dinner and YAY we found a great hotel with authentic French food for 17 euros each. We shared a baked camembert (OK, now I'm thinking I have to ease up on the camembert!) and David enjoyed some salmon and I had chicken. Even these were drowned in a creamy sauce; oh so delicious. We shared an apple cake. Seems to be a theme here...once again it was a sheet of fluffy pastry, apple on top with ...
... walked through serene rows of graves, marked with crosses or stars of David, and in our minds was the contrast of the hell in which they fought and died. We came upon two graves for soldiers who died on the day Karen was born. There is a large memorial chapel, a court of remembrance, statues representing the U.S. and France, and a wall with the names of 1500 more servicemen whose bodies were never found.
We saw the grave of, as Adeline called ...
... 40th anniversary of D-Day. The speech was a turning point, it is said, for Normandy to become a magnet to American veterans and their families to re-discover the place they served with such bravery and honor.
Omaha Beach, dubbed Bloody Omaha, had the greatest number of casualties, mainly American. Aerial bombardment was all but for naught – heavy fog made pilots, concerned with dropping bombs too soon and thereby hitting ...
... is over 30 metres high. On this spot in June, 1944 was situated six 155 mm artillery pieces that the Germans had commandeered from the defeated French forces in 1940. The Todt organization (the "worker bees" of the third Reich - often with the use of prisoner-of-war or slave labour) had constructed fortifications so that the guns they could fire some 20 kilometres up and down the beach. Obviously, if these guns were still operational on June 6, American forces on both Omaha and Utah ...