Brit Hotel Caen Est
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... Atlantic wall, field guns, and memorials. Then you have the opportunity to walk on to the beach. It is the strangest sensation to walk from a museum where you have been looking at photos and videos of fighting, death, and destruction... and then walk on to a beach where children are playing in the surf and kite surfers are out on the water enjoying the windy day. Life goes on, I suppose.
We had a bit of ...
Started the day at Lisieux at the tomb of Saint Theresa. Let an envelope Frank gave me to pass along to them. They thanked me and recorded the address. Hopefully Frank hears a response from them. Next to Caen and the Ardenne Abby where the 20 Canadiens soldiers were murdered by the Germans. The next stop was Beny sur mer cemetery. Then to Frank' RCAF ...
... trying to discourage me. Doesn't matter, I grab him and drag him over to show him our gas cap. He assesses the situation, looks at us like we are idiots and made the universal gesture for turning a key.I hand him the car key (I thought Dot would freak). He looks at it, puts in into the center of the gas cap (which does NOT look like a key hole), turns and removes the cap easily.
So we move on to the self serve gas console, which did ...
... in limiting the effectiveness of the German counter attack following the invasion by the Allies. The bridge was renamed Pegasus Bridge soon after this action.
We spent some time at Pegasus Bridge although it isn't the original bridge. That is now in the museum a matter of yards away. There are some nice memorials on the peninsula where the gliders land including a bust of Major John Howard and a ...
... L'abbaye d'Ardenne. This is the place where Canadian soldiers were taken prisoner by Germans and then interrogated for information. When the soldiers refused, they were either beat to death or shot in the head. They were subsequently buried in a flower garden. The bodies were discovered by a French family 6 months later. They are commemorated in the garden and their bodies were buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian cemetery. A dark, solemn and sad ...