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... 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 ...
On the first day we travelled to Le Mont Saint Michel, which is an Abbey surrounded by water once the tide is comes in.
We visited the Abbey which has many rooms and is very old.
Today, Sunday we went to see the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach and then Pointe Du Hoc. This ...
Day 21, 22 & 23 (13th, 14th and 15th September) - We spent 3 days in Normandy which is in North/Western France. Here we went to Etretat which is on the beach and has white cliffs like across the channel in Dover England. It was very windy and cold and we walked up to the top of the cliffs and the view was great.
... was dyed with woad, weld and madder, and found out how to form the correct stitches. I was disappointed not to buy a tapestry to do myself- they were quite expensive. We loved looking at the tapestry and were amazed at the detail and size when seeing it in real life. Of course, we have been interested in the tapestry for some time, because it was made in the era that we re-enact in our medieval hobby, and ...