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Travel Blogs from Bricquebec
... division landed right into the middle of town at about 15 min to two in the morning. At the same time a fire raged through a building near the church illumination the sky making the paratroopers easy targets for the Germans below. Many soldiers were shot and killed while descending or while hinging in trees and utility poles before they could cut themselves loose. A famous incident involved paratrooper John Steele of the ...
... Sainte Mere Eglise, które (nie wymagajcie wiekszych wyjaśnień od mnie) znane jest z tego, ze jeden spadochroniarz zawisl tam na cala noc podczas wojny. I nie wiem, czy manekin zwisajacy z kościoła w Sainte Mere Eglise to dobra rzecz, ale to jest jedyny powód, dlaczego ludzie tu sa i jest to dla nich dobre.
Wszystkie miejsca są warte odwiedzenia
Zmęczona teraz, bo to był długi dzien
... t want a repeat of my bad sunburn received on Day 3 of our Pyrenees ride.
All up I took something like 250 photos, starting at 8:30 through to 17:00.
Really good day in an interesting town with much history. Plenty of people enjoyed the atmosphere and sunny, warm weather too.
I spent periods of the day in a small bar that had WiFi access primarily to sit down and escape ...
... for about 5kms before hitting the coast road. Saw some magnificent coastline and stopped for photos for a few choice spots.
Places visited included, Greville, Beaumont - Hague and Vauville
All up, 52kms and back in time for the TdF
Out for dinner in Cherbourg town at the Cafe de Paris with Rosa, Norbert and Chris.
... chimney on its descent. I put some flowers on the wooden make-shift memorial, that had been visited by some of the other crew’s family. It was a very touching moment, and one my Mum and her siblings would have loved to have known about. Tony also took us into his barn at the back of where we were staying and showed us the hundreds of twisted parts that he recovered from the missing Lancaster. But it was a string of personal items which were the ...