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Travel Blogs from Sainte-Mere-Eglise
... purchase Airfares home (yet to be paid)
Thing missed the most (by both of us) The dog, ...
... thought they were safe as they thought that the cliffs would bring them and easy view to attack. There are five main beaches code named Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword that stretch along the Normandy coastline. (My Mum helped me to recount these events).
We also visited the Overlord Museum that explained what happened leading up to the battle as well as how the battle was fought and won.
I learnt a lot ...
... in WWII the Allies landed first in 1943 to free France and then stopped the war in 1945. I liked playing on the beach and drawing a large man with my brothers.
We also visited a museum which had tanks, cars and all sorts of items from that landing. A bit boring for me.
Today once again, frightfully hot, Bruce is wilting, poor soul.
Today we visited Bayeux which is world famous for tapestries and it's cathedral, well not been all that interested in tapestries we visited the cathedral and the old town.
Next stop was the wartime batterie at Longes sur Mer, which is a part of the German's Atlantic Wall, very interesting and surprised that the guns are still there.
Next on today's ...
... his encounter with the church steeple is so well known, there is on permanent display a dummy dressed in appropriate airbourne uniform hanging from a parachute from the same steeple as the fortunate American failed to avoid for had he landed on the cobblestone road surface adjacent the church he most likely would have suffered fractures to both legs as did many of his colleagues.
When we were at the church taking our ...