My visit to Utah and Omaha beach

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    I had the time of my life going around Western France yesterday. Places I figured I would never get to see, like Carantan, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont, Colleville, and the D-Day beaches, I can now say I've been there. Long drive from Antwerp, but worth every hour of it. The weather was cold and very windy, which worked out great for me as it seemed I was the only person there at times.

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    The church tower in Sainte-Mere-Eglise. John Steele of the 505th hung there for 2 hours before being captured, but would later escape and rejoin his unit.

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    Waco glider

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    Preparations for the invasion

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    This is at a restaurant at Utah beach called Le Roosevelt. Many people from D-Day have been here and signed tables and walls. I got to sit at the same table as Bill Gaurnere, Babe Heffron, and Shifty Power. Plus the daughter of Col Sink signed it too.

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    Access to Utah Beach
     
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    Omaha Beach. This memorial sits on top of a concrete anti tank emplacement.

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    The view of Point-Du-Hoc from Omaha beach

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    One of the many displays at the Musee Memorial d' Omaha Beach

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    Anther display

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    V1 at the Operation Overlord Museum

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    American cemetery at Colleville. The ultimate place of honor and sacrifice. :salute:
     
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    Great shots here. :thumbright:
     
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    I agree, great stuff T.
     
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    Excellent Thor! Thank you for sharing sir! We must never forget.:salute:
     
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    Some interesting shots Thor.

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    Awesome shots, and it looks like they have really done a good job.
     
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    Great shots!
     
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    Glad to see you made it, great shots. I do have some reservations about these places being made into more of a tourist attraction than places of rememberence though.
     
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