Hotel Reine Mathilde
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Place was ok but the staff was always working to their capacity - efficient but no connection beyound the bare minimum. Restaurant of the hotel is also good but the service is very impersonal.
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The train ride from London's Waterloo Station to Portsmouth Harbour was… longer than it needed to be as we mistaken did not get off the train one station prior to the Harbour. The correct stop for our ferry was Portsmouth Seaside. A quick taxi ride and the loss of our new Loomix camera was all it took to put us back on track …
... Lunch was roast duck with French style apple pie for dessert, very nice. During the afternoon we visited the landing beaches. Pointe du Hoc still has a lot of the original craters from the allied bombings which George had great fun running in and out of. There were mostly oldies on the tour and they though that George was hilarious. We saw the German batteries with ...
... and Memorial in Garches where
9,387 American military personal are buried. During the War fallen soldiers were buried in the fields and towns where they died. It wasn't until decades later that many of these bodies were located and identified. Families had the choice to bring them home or bury them in Normandy. Remains are still being found and identified by DNA and buried in this cemetery.
The day ended with ...
... tour who passed away the previous night. That was unexpected.
An aircraft flyover, followed by a 21 cannon salute, and moment of silence commenced, and the ceremony was over. Almost immediately after the ceremony it started to downpour, so we were just in time to get to our bus.
We arrived back at the hotel at 7PM and ate dinner a short while later. I was starting to feel a little under the weather so I went to bed early.
... were hammering Utah Beach was their main offensive at this time. They were hidden in the hedgerow of a local farm - without our guide, we would not have found this place. The ambience of this field took on a new meaning - whilst 'only' four men died in this field on the Allied side (Easy Company) some 15 Germans died too. The size of the field was about the forward line of an AFL field - Centre square (wing) to the full back ...