Victor Alfred Lundy was 21 years old when he was shipped out to Europe, in August 1944. D-Day and the army had changed his plans from architecture, to the infantry.
Victor enlisted in the army in December of 1941, the day after the bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbour. He was accepted into
During 1937, just before the outbreak of WW2, the Touring Club of France went on an expedition to see the beautiful manor houses of Calvados, in Normandy.
Happily for us they took a camera and recorded these grand old houses, including at least one that has now been lost forever.
Lets join the
Edgar Degas frequently visited Normandy with friends. In 1869 he drew in pastel a handful of small landscapes of the coast. They are signed, which suggests they had meaning and importance to the artist, who frequently did not sign his 'lesser' works.
Here are a selection of those drawings. It's not
Anyone who has read our advice for what to do when it rains in Normandy will know touring the makers of wonderful Calvados, Pommeau and cider is very high on the list. But what to expect? Here are some notes from our visit to the comte Louis de Lauriston cellars,
A decision in 1848 to send the main Paris train line through Le Mans not Alençon may have been bad for the city's economy, but also left it's grand old streets untouched by progress. Then in 1944 Alençon was fortunate to be liberated with considerably less bombing than other areas of