Hotel de Brunville
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There is a postcard that we found while in Normandy that shows a cow in the dress of the Norman conquerors heading towards England in 1066 and below that a cow in World War Two British infantry dress heading to France on D-Day. I think this post card pretty well sums up Northern France, and I would even argue that Normandy has closer ties to …
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... 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. (My Mum helped me to recount these events).
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.
I learnt a lot ...
... 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.
... so sincere, pure emotion. One lady with a walker had quite a story. Back in Authie where the Germans executed and then ran over Canadians with tanks, her husband was helping a wounded Canadian. The Germans shot him and ran over him with a tank. They then came Into her house to kill her and her daughter. She took them upstairs and showed them other French people they had executed; she asked them, "Have you not done enough?"They let her live. Falaise was our lunch ...
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