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Normandy Trip in August
« on: September 20, 2010, 09:15:04 AM »
I was in Normandy in August 2010 on vacation and took a couple days to check out the beaches. . .It is amazing how many bunkers and pill boxes are still left all over the place. . .  Here are some pics of a battery between Omaha and Gold beaches -

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Re: Normandy Trip in August
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 09:16:29 AM »
Point du-hoc in the distance and the remnants of the British Mulberry Harbour in Arromanches

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 09:20:09 AM »
Ste. Mer-Eglise - As a monument to the US paratroopers that landed into the town on D-Day, they keep a dummy paratrooper hanging from the church - just as it happened.  Also a picture of a wrecked Dakota in a field outside of Ste. Mer Eglise.

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 09:34:57 AM »
The U.S. cemetery on Omaha Beach,  Omaha beach from the cemetery and another German Bunker just down the beach from Omaha - I think they used this one in filming the movie - The Longest Day - it was Colonel Pluskat's command bunker when he first saw the invasion armada.
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Re: Normandy Trip in August
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 01:27:18 AM »
Amazing! 

One of these days I am going to drag my wife all over Europe to visit various WW2 sites.  She has been to Europe, but I never have.

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Re: Normandy Trip in August
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 06:32:02 AM »
Great pics! - I 'll get there sooner or later

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2010, 01:21:22 AM »
Okay John, here's the plan- we fly over together with a copy of the game and set it up right there in the hedgerows.  What fun we would have!

We could even think about inviting Mark to join us.  Maybe. ;)

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 02:07:28 AM »
I'm campaigning to get John over to visit me ifor a 4 day weekend to play the game in Prague while I am here. . .

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Re: Normandy Trip in August
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 01:18:14 PM »
Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Normandy Trip in August
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 02:36:25 AM »
A great snapshot of the WBC experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyNBNnmhnbI