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  1. James Stewart

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    These all taken over the past 10 years, Normandy was until this year ( can't see it coming off, to be honest) was a looked forward to 4-6 days in June.
    Sorry if these may seem a little " through other" as we would say but from different folders, different years.
    We always stayed in the Colleville area and would still say there is much to see both WW2 related and in Normandy, the Norman countryside and architecture is as beautiful as it is historic.
    Sunset on Port en Bessin, on Omaha heading to the Vierville draw.
    A view West to East of Omaha, the landing was at low tide so the distance to be covered can be appreciated.
    The proximity of the beaches is illustrated here, the Mulberry at Arromanches ( British Beach) is clearly visible.
    Vierville, our two dogs would love to be on this expanse of sand.
    MG bunker ( one of several) overlooking the road up to Vierville from the beach.
    Omaha seafront, the much-photographed bunker US troops walking past it.
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    Heading up to Vierville village.
    Very cold stormy Omaha.
    The high ground.
    Bunkers below the engineers' memorial.
    A well known tree . IMG_0894.JPG IMG_0895.JPG 318.JPG 319.JPG 325.JPG 327.JPG 328.JPG 330.JPG 340.JPG 346.JPG
     
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    Vierville, the retried US Ranger officer Col. Nightingale, what a great talk he gave to these young soldiers.
    The memorial sits on a bunker which had an 88mm gun in it it was neutralised by shore directed gunfire from a destroyer which came in so close she almost beached.
    On a young officer's shirt, it says who we are, I had to pass on to him what an excellent talk the retired gentleman gave and how impressive he was for me one of those moments which you keep in your pocket. I dare say these young people went overseas since then and I do hope they all came home. Normandy2014 261.JPG Normandy2014 259.JPG Normandy2014 260.JPG Normandy2014 276.JPG Normandy2014 279.JPG Normandy2014 280.JPG Normandy2014 283.JPG Normandy2014 291.JPG Normandy2014 292.JPG Normandy2014 297.JPG
     
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