Friday, May 20, 2011


We visited the beaches of Normandy all day. 
We started at Gold Beach in the British Sector.
 The remnants of the artificial harbors were scattered about.  It was a beautiful day and we managed to get there before high tide.  It came in fast and chased us off the sand.
We then visited the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.  It is a very profound place.

The Omaha Beach itself was somewhat invisible from the heights because of the tides.

We then went to Point du Hoc where Army Rangers climbed up steep cliffs to destroy artillery emplacements.  The artillery was not there and the bunkers were minced up by 750 tons of bombs.  

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