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... who’s parachute caught on the top of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. He hung there for several hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner.. The incident was portrayed in the movie “The Longest Day” .
The history and historical places of Normandy attract many visitors. I was getting the feeling that this is an area where they have a ...
... at the heights, however no guns were there when they got there only telegraph poles as the guns had been moves further inland. One of the best places though as it gives a real insight into the scale of the whole D-Day operation the views over Utah and Omaha Beaches are superb, the craters made by the bombs are awe inspiring and make the landscap like the moon (with brown grass).
Our last stops of the day were at Utah Beach ...
... colourful, noisy affair that gets the crowd stirred up before the bike race approaches. This year I noted that the volume of items thrown out to the crowd was much the same as in the past but not much of it was useful at all. No t-shirts, few hats, little food...mainly advertising material.
Very sunny out there on the roadside taking photos...I had to lather up with sun block early because ...
Awoke to sunny skies over Cherbourg with a forecast of 24degrees. Chris has 2 days off work so today we are riding west along the Normandy coast, about 50kms in total.
No rush this morning as the TdF wasn't on the TV until 14:30. We will be back in plenty of time. So we headed out about 10:30 and followed the western bike path along ...
... are you bringing the girls back?" However, they seemed to be pretty happy that he was here, which is a good thing. They've been sad and stressed enough.
If you're reading this and worrying about me, then please stop. I don't need the worry. I've been through worse. Also, please don't think that I feel unsafe or that I might want to come home. I feel perfectly fine, other than being sad and upset for the family, and I certainly don't want ...
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