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Not forgotten; the seven airmen of Cerisy-la-Salle

Driving to find a match for our postcard of an old market hall we passed a small, poignant memorial. There is no trace of the market hall Cerisy-la-Salle but the tribute to seven airmen on the corner of Rue du Pont Sec and l’Auney ensures they will never be forgotten. The mission Twenty

A family remembers liberation; Sainte-Mère-Église, 1944

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a man knocked loudly on the door of Alexandre Renaud, Mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église. Since the town's occupation by the enemy in 1940 there had been a strict curfew. This late night visit could only mean an emergency. The visitor explained rapidly that a house

WW2 history is disappearing from Néville-sur-Mer

Quietly crumbling into the sea, in amongst soft dunes isolated by marshland, is the Batterie Blankenese de Néville-sur-Mer.  A few miles east of Cherbourg this is not a famous WW2 heritage site, but still a poignant reminder of when Normandy was occupied by an unwelcome enemy. Then Here, from 1943 the Kreigsmarine,

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