Hotel La Rosiere
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... France. All well done but always when I see war situations I lament at the huge loss of life. We hopped on our bikes and explored the little village where you can still see huge concrete buttresses in the sea and where they built massive roadways from out at sea into the town to get all the vehicles in from the ships. You can see one of these in my photo but they were end to end and they brought them all ...
... to see so many remnants of Winston Harbour in the form of sunk blackberries and ships hulls that formed the breakwater to the harbour. The weather was too bad for us to visit other beaches so we returned to Caen. We went into the centre of the Caen which is a modern city and in the centre is a large walled Castle dating from the 9th Century, William the Conquerors ...
... was yummy.
A few days later we visited some of the beaches where the allies landed in the war. I think it would have been very hard and very scary to try and run up those beaches while being shot at. Later we stopped at a special place that had a war memorial specially for Australian soldiers. I met Joe from NSW who gave me a flag and 2 crosses to put next to the gravestones.
The memorial had ...
... br> It is the second largest Second World War Commonwealth Cemetery in France. Opposite is the Bayeux Memorial that commemorates more than 1800 casualties that have no grave.
It goes without saying that this is a peaceful special place and it is beautifully looked after.
After we had paid our respects we walked to the Bayeux Cathedral. This building is huge and was consecrated in 1077. It is difficult ...
... landed in the ocean or behind enemy lines. The story was told how 12 of these parachutists came down on the church in Ste-Mere-Eglise and one in particular was tangled in his cute and hung from the steeple for 12 hours. Unfortunately there were German sharp shooters in the church tower. We visited the church and saw a parachute draped on one steeple with an airman mannequin hanging just as it happened in 1944.