Hotel de Brunville
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... I also grabbed a little bottle of French Champagne to cheers my birthday friends. After shopping we headed to Longues Sur Mer which is where the 4 big guns are left from the Normandie landings, part of the Atlantic Wall built by Hitler as a last line of defence against the Allies. Quite a sight to behold. Next we headed to Colleville where the American Cemetery is located. What a sombre time. There are just over 9,000 graves at this site and it ...
... far from it , but all sorts of stories about lost hearing aids , their courtship , children ,the fact the French don't serve vegetables with dinner , how to get the BBC in France and ill fated turkeys that drowned them selves in their dam . That's enough for tonight dear readers tomorrow more blood shed as we visit the Normandy beaches after a visit to the colonels map room after breakfast. PS weather continues to be warm and sunny but the atmosphere is very misty ...
... bunkers were placed strategically every few hundred yards and there were thousands of enormous bomb craters everywhere you turned. If you’re weren’t careful you’d fall right in – literally they were everywhere. The number of bombs dropped on this area in preparation for the June 6 landing was incredible!
You’ll have to look at a map of the Normandy coastline for some of the descriptions to make sense, but hopefully we’ll do it some ...
... one night in an Algerian neighbourhood grill joint serving lamb cuts and merguez but no alcohol, and one night in a trendy fusion venture with good vegetarian options and snooty teas). And each night, a retreat to our little garret in Le Marais. And I do mean little! The cumulative area taken up by the four and a half flights of stairs it took to get there easily exceeded the actual floor space area of the apartment itself. But Avril and I ...
... great to see all the beaches and imagine the operation 70 years ago. The process was helped by numerous extant German bunkers, so you could look out and see what the German defenders saw from their defenses. And with the large hills and fortifications, you could see why Americans embarking at Omaha beach were cut down in huge numbers as they exited the boats. We saw Omaha beach and the American cemetery in the morning (and even stumbled ...