My short trip to Normandy last week.
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Last week I paid a visit to Normandy for a few days. I want to share these pictures with you. I hope you will like them.

 

Day 1.

 

First, we (my brother and his girlfriend joined me) paid a visit to Pointe du Hoc.

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Monument for the Rangers on top of the cliff.

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These are the cliffs they had to climb. about 30 meters high!!!

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After that we went to Bloody-OMAHA.

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We had lunch at OMAHA-beach and then we went on towards Arromanches to see the remnants of the Mulberry Harbour and to visit the Cinema circulaire.

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We headed back towards OMAHA-beach to pay our respect to the fallen at the American cemetery in St. Laurent - Colleville-sur-mer. You can see the view from the cemetery towards OMAHA-beach.

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Gravestone of Theodore Roosevelt.

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Lesley J. McNair was killed by bombs from US airplanes in St. Lo while paying a visit to the 30th "Old Hickory" Division.

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End of Day 1.

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Day 2.

 

Day 2 started like this:

 

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We went to Le-Mont-Saint-Michel to do some sightseeing.

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Then on to the Dead man's corner museum. This is the view from the DMC museum towards Carentan.

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The museum itself:

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Then on to Carentan. This is the city hall.

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End of day 2.

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Day 3.

 

Day 3 started with a visit to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

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Preparations for the invasion.

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C-47 Dakota.

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After Sainte-Mere-Eglise we drove to Brecourt and then on to UTAH-Beach were the 4th ID, under command of General Roosevelt, landed on June 6th 1944.

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Signatures on the tables in the UTAH-beach bar, Le Roosevelt.

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Finally I had the opportunity to visit the Marmion farm in Ravenoville. I had never been there before and it was high on my priority list.

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And we also did some other sightseeing that day and we moved on to Cap de la Hague. A beautiful place.

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End of day 3.

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Day 4, the final day.

 

On this day we drove back towards Holland but not after visiting Etretat. How beautiful nature can be!!!! Our day started like this:

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We had to cross the Pont de Normandy (Normandy Bridge).

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Etretat.

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That's it, I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

 

Regards,

Frank

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#5

Very good photos! Thanks for sharing Frank. Someday I'll make it. . .Someday.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#6

Frank-

Thank You for sharing these excellent photos with us. Chances that I will ever get to visit these places are slim to none, and your always great pictures of WWII sites allows me to get closer to them through the eyes of a friend, rather than just a DVD or books. :pdt34: As often as I may lament the negative aspects of the "www.everything" world we live in today it has allowed all of us to "visit" anyplace we wish. :wave::woof:

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#7

Awesome... thanks for sharing. I wish I lived close enough to something this cool.

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#8

Thank you all for your very nice compliments. I love to share pictures with you (although I hadn't posted here for quite some time) and show you important places about World War 2. In december I will be in Bastogne for a weekend so there will be another picture report.

Best wishes,

Frank

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#9

Thank you all for your very nice compliments. I love to share pictures with you (although I hadn't posted here for quite some time) and show you important places about World War 2. In december I will be in Bastogne for a weekend so there will be another picture report.

Best wishes,

Frank

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#10

Those are breath-taking! You have a great eye for photography. Thanks SO much for posting. Beautiful!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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