Hotel Mecure - Cabourg
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... thought they were safe as they thought that the cliffs would bring them and easy view to attack. There are five main beaches code named Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword that stretch along the Normandy coastline. (My Mum helped me to recount these events).
We also visited the Overlord Museum that explained what happened leading up to the battle as well as how the battle was fought and won.
I learnt a lot ...
On the first day we travelled to Le Mont Saint Michel, which is an Abbey surrounded by water once the tide is comes in.
We visited the Abbey which has many rooms and is very old.
Today, Sunday we went to see the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach and then Pointe Du Hoc. This ...
Day 21, 22 & 23 (13th, 14th and 15th September) - We spent 3 days in Normandy which is in North/Western France. Here we went to Etretat which is on the beach and has white cliffs like across the channel in Dover England. It was very windy and cold and we walked up to the top of the cliffs and the view was great.
... 30 June (D+24) over 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles, and 570,000 tons of supplies had been landed and by 4 July one million men had been landed. The saddest of all is the number of young lives lost or maimed - Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian ...
... unfortunately the museum closes for lunch. Apparently educating takes a back seat to eating here in France.
Our next stop was the Bayeux cathedral. For such a seemingly small town, the cathedral was relatively impressive. The elaborate exterior leads to a slightly more modest interior, but still worth the visit for some nice stained glass windows and varied alcoves. We even managed to brave a trip into the crypt (not as spooky as one would ...
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