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... heroism from both the troops and the locals. The Canadians played a massive part and it was they who finally freed the town by removing the last remaining Germans - 50 Hitler youth holed up in the girls' school.
One man was executed by the Germans for being a spy, his crime? Keeping homing pigeons which he could have used to communicate with the English!
It was fascinating and humbling to read the tragic tales and, as seems to be the way with ...
We have run that gamut of transportation. This morning we rushed from your hotel room from Ouistreham; the Hotel St. George to meet our ferry. While checking out I mentioned to the hotel manager that after visiting the various museums in the area that the Hotel St. George has a lot of history. He confirmed to say the hotel during the war had many Germans in it. The Germans used the hotel and neighbouring houses to stay at while building their bunkers along the ...
This is what most of us came for and it was more than I expected. We walked along "Gold Beach" in Arromache, "Omaha Beach" at the American Cemetery and walked through the bunkers at Ponte DuHoc. I don't have the words to describe it so I am going to use Jacks. "This place leaves you just feeling weird inside. It is going to take me a bit to process and then I will come back with an updated post. Until then I will let the pictures do the ...
... the pizza. We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the town and visiting the basilica erected in honour of St Therese in 1926. It was very different from other churches, with most of the interior decoration in mosaic tiles. That evening we found a rather nice hotel that gave us a nice meal which we finished of with Calvados, the local apple based digestif. Tired and mellow, we retired to our hotel and hit the ...
... exhilarating to me! Just when I've gotten accustomed to it - off we go! I am still amazed that almost 12 years ago - we came to this city and I was able to navigate the Metro alone, in addition to seeing some of the Paris sights (which is why we haven't gone to the Eiffel Tower this trip -we've already been). I remember thinking then, and even now, I've come a LONG way from Defeated Creek. So many things are sensory overload in this big city: ...
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