Pierre & Vacances Residence Port Guillaume
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Normandy was really worth a visit. We had a great guide who took George under her wing and asked him lots of questions, some of which he knew the answers to so he was stoked. We spent the morning at the war museum where the guide gave us a lot of insight into what was happening in France leading up to the war and the Normandy invasion. Pretty horrific stuff for the ...
... with a heavy mist which made this somber memorial even more moving.
We learned than many in France supported the Germans during the war, but there were just as many people opposed the regimen and formed the famous Resistance movement. In recent years the French have begun the painful process of acknowledging their part in helping the Germans exterminate Jewish people and are now teaching a more accurate ...
... US Rangers climbed up the cliff to seize the top early on June 6. It seems like a pretty incredible feat when you see the sheerness and size of the cliffs.
In the afternoon we moved to the Utah beach sector, starting with the paratrooper museum in Ste-Mere-Eglise. This was the town where the 82nd Airborne Division landed on the night of June 5/6th. The museum was really interesting, with good information and some ...
... br> We walked pristine beaches with green bluffs that were battlefields where thousands of Americans and Allied soldiers were wounded and killed. Where the oceans and beaches were red with blood, where American soldiers were originally buried. You could not help but feel you were walking on hallowed ground and that your view of war would never be the same. (If you have visited Gettysburg – it’s a similar feeling.)
At each ...
... starting. We were going to have a cuppa before going home but decided to buy a couple of cakes , go home and make a cup of tea. Well and truly raining by now, but guess what, we brought our umbrellas so were ok. That was a first.
Tomorrow, come rain or shine, we will go and visit Omaha Beach . Lots to look at there as well
A wet day, and it will keep raining for a while yet ,but it was a good one.