Normandy and D Day Invasion Sectors/
After ferrying overnight from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, France, picked our car
and visited the D Day Landing Beaches. Since the Allied Invasion on June 6, 1944, no
development (Condos, Hotels, Resorts) has taken place. These Beaches are sacred ground.
The first stop was St. Mere Eglise, where our paratooper was caught on the church roof
and saved by the French before the Germans could get to him. Many Americans visit this
church, hence the depiction on the roof top
Many German Cannon and Pill boxes were evident and positioned for cross fire against the Allies.
No cliffs at Utah beach, which is on a peninsula that sticks out into English channel.
Although much was removed at end of War, German war hardware was evident over most of the 50 mile long Invasion Beach area.
German Cannon Placements as the one shown here were supplied with Ammo from nearby underground storage bunkers.
Here is a view of the Cliffs the Army Rangers had to scale at Omaha Beach.
Army Rangers had a tough time at Point du Hoc in a battle that took all day scaling cliffs and eliminating Pill Boxes. Casualties were heavy but success prevailed.
Remnants of Mulberry Harbor where tons of heavy Allied War machinery and supplies were
driven ashore on the unbelievable modular Port floated across the Channel from England.
A very solemn American Cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer overlooking Omaha Beach.
The Cemetery is immaculately clean, Trimmed to perfection - beautiful.
I wish all Americans could see this Cemetery and feel the Proudness and Pride that it emanates.
At the edge of the cemetery, a display of the Invasion Sectors and resposible Country.
Utah - USA; Omaha - USA; Gold - Britain; Juno - Canada; Sword - Britain/France
The next day we drove to spectacular Mont St. Michel and hiked to the Church at top.
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