Fasthotel Caen Memorial
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... the French flags. We learned later that Canadian regiments liberated Normandy and the surrounding areas. Clearly the French are still grateful. It was very touching.
We visited the Juno Beach Centre. It's a Canadian owned and Canadian operated museum right on Juno Beach. The museum was very informative, and also played a pretty heart wrenching video when you are done. Once you exit the museum, there are remains ...
... What can i say? British cemetery was so smart and clean. We felt very humble and proud of the soldiers. We couldn't access the area to walk around so we observed from the side walk. Across the road was the normandy war museum. Lots to see and read. A bit overwhelming for me. A lot to take in. They slated General Montgomery! Weathers perfect and hot. 17.00hrs found our next home for the night right in the town. Not ideal but location is good. One night stay is enough ...
... a movie of interviews and letters from the time. They had stories about the brothers that are buried here (the ones Saving Private Ryan is based on), there is a father and son buried together who both died here. They tried to bury brothers together. Theodore Roosevelt Jr is buried here. See pic. Also short video:
From there we went to Pointe Du Hoc where the ...
... who spoke to him about it just before he died. Eric actually worked at the American Cemetery and had done research on some of the soldiers and told us some of their stories.
Eric first gave us the history of this battle, showing us diagrams of the breakup of each country and where they were due to land. He also showed us pictures of the temporary harbours they built to get the men and equipment to shore, then he took us to Gold ...
... be spent relaxing - Lauren is very keen on the puzzles and sitting out in the sun reading - and everyone will be in and out of the pool so hopefully the weather keeps up for the seemingly short time that we are here.
The dining room in this house is the equivalent of both of our hostel rooms in Paris which says something and due to the geographical location, this Château and massive property ends up only being a fraction of what we had to ...