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Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by Husk Challenger, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Husk Challenger

    Husk Challenger New Member

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    Hey, as i said in my introduction i live in Normandy. This forum is the opportunity to share with you the pictures i take when i move around.
    I will post pictures of very well known place of course but also much less known. Museum, D-Day parade etc...

    Last June, i went back to the famous "Pointe du Hoc"
    The weather wasn't very good but it was probably close to the weather on the 6th June 1944 when the Rangers landed and climbed the cliff.

    I hope you will enjoy, and sorry pictures were taken with my cell phone ;)

    Cédric

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    Husk Challenger New Member

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    Fab job! Keep em coming. Thanks
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Nice pics.
     
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    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Fantastic photos Cédric. I really enjoy seeing these.

    I'd love to get a close-up of the 2nd Ranger Bn. image. It would be nice to add these names to our repository at WW2|ORG.
     
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    Husk Challenger New Member

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    No problem Otto, here are close up views

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    This is great, I like this, Thank you for pictures wendell
     
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    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Merci Beaucoup Cédric!
     
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    Not just Texans at Pointe-Du-Hoc. Here is the result of some research I did at our National Archives. It is story about a couple of logistics corps drivers who did far more than their bit. You will see that the medal recommendations are based on Colonel Rudder's report and signed by Montgomery. They deserve to be better known as there is no mention of them in Normandy and nor names on any brass plaques anywhere.
     
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    Outstanding!!
     
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    Thank you for sharing!!
     
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    are those craters from bombs or battleship shells?
     
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    Husk Challenger New Member

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    Yes they are.
    The whole site has been preserved.
     
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    Hey guys!

    It's time for me to update this topic with the 75th D-Day anniversary!
    As happens every year it's the time here to celebrate the anniversary of the D-Day and of the battle of Normandy.

    This 6/02, there was a nice event near Carentan with some Tanks of The Armored Tank museum of Saumur.




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    And few Videos

    Hope you enjoy as mus as i did.







     
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