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... Tommy said it was like grandpa answered (as he would), "Does it matter? It all smelled like horse **** and so did we!" Meanwhile, there were no horses around. We drove on through Ste-Mere-Eglise, Vologne, and Carentan, and it was surreal. they were all fairly small towns, old, and you could picture the door-to-door searches, snipers in the tower windows, and bombed-out homes. Many of the original walls and buildings still ...
Back in 2003 Ken & I participated in a RV tour of Europe. We visited Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France during that three week trip. As part of that trip we took a bus tour of the Normandy invasion beaches. It was a somber day and one that we have not forgotten.
We had always said that if we ever found ourselves back in France we would make every effort to re-visit the Normandy area. So, here ...
... for help from some of the cute Royal Marines strolling around the base. They were obviously there to learn as we were, but they seemed much more apt to climb into small, ill-lit, cold places than we were. Before going into one of the bunkers, we asked a couple of the marines who were coming out, what we could expect in there:
Me: "So what's in there?"
Cute Marine: "Close your eyes."
Me: "What? Why?"
Cute Marine: "Because that's what's in there."
Me: "We have ...
After the museum, we took a ten minute drive through some tiny village streets, (in the huge coach bus), to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. This is where all of the American soldiers are buried who lost their lives during the D-day landings and and ensuing operations. The cemetery was established by the U.S. First Army in June, 1944, and was the first American cemetery on European soil in WWII. The seemingly endless rows of white ...
... sides had cameras ready? How did those camera men not get killed in all the chaos? It was pretty amazing.
After the film, we walked through the museum, beginning at the end of World War I with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. I recognized the picture because it was done in the Hall of Mirrors. Also, Eisenhower was in the picture at a big desk signing a fancy looking piece of paper.
It was at this picture that Haley and I became friends. ...