Ibis Styles Deauville Villers
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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 ...
Even before dawn, the Rue Cler was buzzing with activity as the wholsalers made their deliveries. I weaved my way through them exchanging "Bon matins", the wheels of my travel bag clacking over the wet cobblestones. It promised to be a magical day.
I took the metro to Saint-Lizaire Gare, found my track, my train, my seat, and, soon after, found myself watching ...
... used before 1000 AD & was the only place in the western north of France not to be defeated by the British during the 100 years war, so it was a fort as well as an abbey. After the revolution it was used as a prison & the treadmill was worked by prisoners to bring supplies up the side of the island. MSM still has a medieval feel to it even though tourism has taken it over. After we had been through the abbey I wasn't satisfied with that number of steps we ...
Another beautiful day, so we decide to give Bayeux another go. I spent ages the night before scouring the internet for info about the MH Aire at Bayeux. I tried Google Earth and Earth scout but the road that the Aire is in doesn't come up. I try various MH web sites and all give good reports of it, and at last one entry gives ...
... being the crybaby that I am, had tears streaming down my face before the end. I couldn't help thinking how I would have felt if my son had been among those who fought and died in this battle. While I know every parent would be proud, it would be so sad and hurtful to learn afterwards of the horrific and frightening experience it must have been for the servicemen facing the almost impossible mission and task before them. I have to admit that before visiting ...