Grand Hotel de Cabourg
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... the guns still intact and went to the American cemetery overlooking Omaha beach. We also went to the artificial harbour built at Arromanches which had to be seen to be believed. It was a long day (as it was a day trip from Paris) but we saw a learnt so much that it was really worth the time and effort. Also, it meant we didn't have to follow the girls on their shopping ...
... to bring in equipment, supplies and troops for the invasion. Our hotel room looked out over the sea and this harbor. Of the almost 200,000 servicemen deployed on D-Day, about half were British, one-quarter Americans, and one-quarter other Allied servicemen.
We started the day with a visit to the La Cambe German War Cemetery near Bayeux where 21,000+ soldiers were buried that died in France during WWII. It was ...
... good, but looked funny.
After lunch, we stopped at the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. It had some large dioramas of the Normandy landings and some artillery pieces and a Sherman tank.
We then headed over to Point Du Hoc and the Ranger Monument. This is where the Rangers climbed the cliffs under heavy fire to take out the big guns that were shelling the ships and ...
... en-Bessin. They specialize in locally-caught seafood and locally-grown produce so it was just the thing. We all enjoyed our dishes, left happy and arrived home just in time to see the Mexico/Brazil World Cup game on the telly. The score is still 0-0 (surprise there, being a soccer game), but Vero and the boys are doing their best voodoo dance on the couch to help Mexico clinch the win. Vamos Mexico!
... It was low tide so it was easier to see how large the beach really was. Omaha beach was in the American sector and it was one of the deadliest sectors on that day.
We then headed to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. There are over 9,000 graves there from 1944. It was huge. They also have a wall of the missing where they put a pin next to a person’s name when they find a body. They also have graves of unknown soldiers throughout all the ...