Chateau de Saint Blaise

Bricquebec, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 50260, France | Hotel
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The Longest Day

A travel blog entry by abryan124

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Today, one of the longest days in history, also one of the longest days of my trip, (I may have planned it that way...) is the day I have been waiting for since I was little. History was made on this very ground just 70 years ago. Not many people are still alive to tell the tale hence why this is the last major celebration. However, the sacrifices will never be forgotten. 2.5 million men invaded these shores to provide liberty and relief from tyranny for so many ...

Storming Normandy, Utah Beach

A travel blog entry by nicolerpierce

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I can't tell you the amount of reenactments I've seen today. Many, many French men and women dress up, drive WWII military vehicles or cars, and celebrate the 70th anniversary of their freedom from the Germans. We caught a parade of military vehicles coming up the street so we stayed to watch, as the Andrew Sisters blared over the loud speakers.

There was a little boy walking down the street in Bayeux with his mother. He was waving an American ...

Traffic Thursday

A travel blog entry by abryan124

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We woke up this morning to bright sunlight and we all were ready for the day. The breakfast isn't as good as my previous places but then again it does the job. We quickly ate our meager breakfast and hit the road. For our bakery! We discovered the bakery yesterday and we got our baguettes and then hit the road! We, I, decided to go to Sainte Mere Eglise where the 82nd airborne landed on DDAY. The city is famous for the church that a paratrooper landed on during DDAY and hung by ...

Les Personages, lidé, 人々we have

A travel blog entry by sfdcijunobeach

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We've met people everywhere! High and low, left and right, in and out! Some of the people we met were a reenactment bunch, on Utah Beach . These weren't your usual reenactment group, these men were from Czech Republic! They wore actual military uniforms, from one of the Czech regiments that landed on Utah Beach with the Americans in 1944. ...

Lest we Forget

A travel blog entry by barbo

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... chimney on its descent. I put some flowers on the wooden make-shift memorial, that had been visited by some of the other crew’s family. It was a very touching moment, and one my Mum and her siblings would have loved to have known about. Tony also took us into his barn at the back of where we were staying and showed us the hundreds of twisted parts that he recovered from the missing Lancaster. But it was a string of personal items which were the ...

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