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... a snipers dream. But despite many setbacks the Americans did eventually gain a foothold and managed to link up with The British and Commonwealth Troops who were further to the east of Normandy.
We then visited the cemetery and the sight of rows upon rows of crosses was quite breathtaking.
We spent an hour or so there and then it was time to move north up the Cotentin Penisular ...
... truckers!! I'm doomed! I thought our dealership had them all stored in the waiting room!
it appears that at 10:00 everything opens back up. Actually 11:00. I forgot to change my watch to French time. Dayna is surfacing!
The Cherbourg peninsula is in sight. We have been informed via broken English and French that we must be out of our cabins by 4:00, very civilized. I can see, as we dock, that walking to our hotel is going to be a ...
... Normandy theater, over several months time, the number of American lives lost were ~30,000. The American Cemetery at Omaha Beach contains the graves of 9,387 of these men, most of whom lost their lives during the D-Day landing and the ensuing operations.
You can't visit Colleville and not be moved. It's serene and reverend, and in some cases awe inspiring. As you ...
... disguised many of the batteries as houses or other farms in order to hide them from bombers. Usually, it worked and they had some pictures and it was funny to see them paint a window, a cat, and flowers right next to a big artillery piece. I then made my way to St Mere Eglise where they are having a Memorial Parade and various other activities today. I thought the parade started at 3 so I got there early to make sure I had a decent parking space but then it turns ...
... about expectations and how they weren't meeting them.
Thursday I went to French class from 9:30 to 11. Class was boring, easy, and trivial. I wish I could find something harder to pursue. It's a shame that Friday's class keeps getting cancelled. That teacher is much more challenging. She tends to give us topics to discuss, like the economic classes or traditional dances, and we research them for a week and then come back to class the next week and discuss what ...
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