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... known but to god" I saw many from the 101st Airborne, a renown division of paratroopers to whom my son Samuel Lear Jackson belonged and saw combat in a much later war. It is the division made famous by Stephen Ambrose's book and the HBO series "Band of Brothers."
"This story shall the good man teach his son,
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall ...
... But this has now been replaced with a bridge and the old causeway is to be removed.
It really is a spectacular sight and can be seen for miles around. Unfortunately, it costs €12 to park and either walk a mile to the island or catch a shuttle. This information I have found out since we visited yesterday. There are no signs on ...
... quite extraordinary to see the number of them in the different towns & cities we've been to. We had lunch there the French have their main meal at lunchtime & we are doing the same. Geoff ordered a cappuccino. The previous French cappuccinos he'd had were a disappointment with Scunthorpe weak froth on top. This time, hoping for better, he was given a glass of coffee with an enormous swirl of fake cream on top. I keep telling him, the French don't do ...
... official language of the courts, the legal system and the church. Anglo-Saxon was still spoken widely by the working classes, but it borrowed heavily from French in terms of vocabulary, which explains why our language today has so many cognates with French.
Why am I telling you all this? Because today we had the privilege of viewing the Bayeux Tapestry - a 230 foot-long embroidered cloth created ...
... and simplicity of the construction boggles the mind. We passed through the main cathedral with the massive stone columns and wooden ceiling then to terraces with commanding views of the surrounding area. The Abbey is a sprawling maze of vaulted rooms, chapels, and a beautiful cloister. It is a wonder that the Abbey was built (and remains standing) using 1000-year-old technology.
Our final D-Day-related visit was the Utah Beach museum. A short film gave an excellent and ...