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Firepower in Normandy

Discussion in 'Living History' started by JonathanBall39, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. JonathanBall39

    JonathanBall39 Member

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    Some of the many bits of kit to be seen around Normandy..

    Centaur Tank and memorial plaque at Pegasus Bridge


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    A Stuart tank and an 88mm gun at Ouistreham


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    The first of many Sherman tanks, this one is at Utah Beach


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    The following are all at the fabulous Airborne museum at Sainte-Mere-Eglise. I quite liked the instructions in the windscreen of the truck to drivers.


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  2. JonathanBall39

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    The DD Sherman at Courseulles-sur-Mer. Unfortunately, the propellers have been removed. It's latest crew couldn't understand what all the fuss was about!


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    Immediately across the road was this German PAK Gun. Note the damage to the shield..


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  3. JonathanBall39

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    An AVRE fitted with a Petard at Graye-sur-Mer just off Juno Beach


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    This Sexton of 50th Div. is on a roundabout at Ver-Sur-Mer just behind Gold Beach


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    Various Artillery Pieces, A Bofors that was on the Mulberry Harbour and another Sherman at Arromanches


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    And finally at Bayeaux, another Sherman, an M10 Tank Destroyer, A Churchill Crocodile without the trailer and the only German Armour I saw in Normandy, A Jagdpanzer 38 'Hetzer'.


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  5. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Thanks for posting the pics, Jonathan : I've always wanted to see that AVRE but have never got around to it......:(
     
  6. Kai-Petri

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    Great pics Jonathan! Thanx for sharing them!
     
  7. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Ah! So you have never visited the Vimoutiers Tiger then? ;)

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    It's a 'must visit' when in Normandy.

    Great photos, BTW.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    I don't know how I missed these pictures. Great shots for both of you. It's always nice to see these photos.
     
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    The same for me!
     
  10. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Here's a piece of kit that was around the Normandy beaches....Its in the news today....Had an uncle who served on her....well worth a visit if you ever go to London.

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Nice video, urqh. I hope all who served, and are able, get to the memorial.
     

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