Premiere Classe Bayeux
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decent hotel, very small rooms
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We have only done two battlefield tours on this trip, but at both of them we've accidentally timed our arrival shortly before the anniversary of the actual battle. As at Gallipoli last month, we found ourselves in Normandy fairly close to June 6 and all its accompanying fanfare. In Bayeux we saw advertising and merchandise everywhere touting the …
... of the german pillboxes are still around, can be explored. Stared at the tranquil english channel and tried to picture the largest amphibious invasion in history taking place before me. Tough to do with french schoolchildren laughing in the distance.
Hopped back on bike, zipped through Normandy countryside. Green, rolling hills, windy, narrow single-car-width paved roads, hedgerows, rabbits and birds, quaint streams carrying recent ...
... nice and beautiful there, and also it has an amazing view of the sea on the northern side of the cemetery.
(The photos were taken with a 8 Megapixel iPhone 4S camera, a 16 Megapixel Samsung Camera ST 72 and a 9 Megapixel Lumix camera)
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... the observation point closest to the coast and the bunkers where the guns were. The guns could shoot 13 miles accurately so it was important to knock these out. One photo shows how strong the bunkers are after a direct blast where the gun is in pieces lying in the same spot it fell all that time ago. Not in the picture is the barrel of the gun a bit outside the bunker in two pieces half under the ground and partially sticking up!
There was not a lot to see at Omaha ...
... on D-Day. We headed on to Juno Beach which was liberated by the Candians, and then headed on to Arromanche where we watched a short movie in 360 surround, which caused several of us to suffer vertigo. In need of a late lunch we headed down to the village and then decided to be total tourists and take the land train (otherwise known as a noddy train) back up to the car. We had enough time and energy to visit Longues-Sur-Mer ...