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A rare piece of D-Day history in this sleepy Normandy valley

Viaduct de Berjou postcard

Or, how the Noireau river got a little piece of the Mulberry Harbour for a bridge... The Résistance in action In June 1944 a few days after the Allies landed on Normandy’s beaches, a few members of the Résistance quietly met in the small village of Le Pont Grat, in enemy occupied

D-Day +365 (part 2) – midweek post

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'Hop-Scotch on Omaha' YANK magazine, 8 July 1945 - the ships in the distance are D-Day wrecks First printed in Yanks magazine on 8 July 1945, this is part 2 of a visit to Omaha and Utah Normandy beaches just one year after D-Day 6 June 1944.  In part one we heard

D-Day +365 (part 1) – midweek post

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'Now Utah beach is a quiet expanse of peaceful and monotonous sand.  An abandoned, crippled landing craft, baking in the sun, is an invasion souvenir.' YANK magazine, 8 July 1945  First printed in Yanks magazine on 8 July 1945, this is part 1 of a visit to Omaha and Utah Normandy beaches

The war artist, June 1944 in Normandy

Chateau de Sully, near Bayeux, June 1944 by Anthony Gross Although photographs remember a moment, an event, war artists see the emotion in a war; how people live within it, the minutiae of daily life as they prepare, wait, fight, suffer and celebrate.  Faced with the vastness of war, war artists see

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