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... We looked at the names on some of the crosses, walked to the small chapel in the middle to see the next section of crosses. It was time to leave for Paris.
Back in the car we drove through the town of Bayeux. It looked like a really nice town to have a wander through but there was no time. We bought some lunch supplies and we were on our way. There was excitement building as we got close to Paris and spotted the Eiffel tower in the distance. It was all lit up and at one point ...
... make the landscape like the moon (with brown grass).
Our last stops of the day were at Utah Beach and Sainte Mere Eglise which need no explanation from me. I don't know if the dummy from the church in Sainte Mere Eglise is a good thing, but as it's the only reason people would come here then it's good for them.
All places are a to-do thing!
Tired now it's been a long day x
... of both the 82nd and 101 Airborne Divisions into and around the area together with glider landings of troops and equipment.
Ste-Mere-Eglise is remembered most for the parachute landing made by one Private First Class John STEELE of the 82nd, who landed on top of the church with his parachute becoming entangled with a spire, trapping him 20 metres above the ground and hanging off the side of the church wall.
... spent a lot of time there, with the girls kind of missing the significance of the place and just enjoying running up and down the sides of the bomb craters. Mike on the other hand, is now able to tick the D-Day beaches off his bucket list, so he was pretty happy.
We left Pointe du Hoc, and kept with the WWII, D-Day theme by next heading to Omaha beach. This was different again, and seemed to have managed to pull itself out of solely being defined by the ...
... In short, this is rural France in its finest form.
On June 6, 1944 Utah Beach turned out to be a relatively forgiving landing area to US forces. The beaches were narrower with relative flatland behind the entry points. This contrasted with the the cliffs, wide beaches and high banks facing the 1st (the Big Red One) and the 29th (the Blue and the Grey) Infantry Divisions landing across the Banc du Grand Vey and east of Pointe du Hoc to the east at Omaha Beach. At Utah, ...
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