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    D-Day Grave Yard Gardens

    by MikeAtSea Written Nov 26, 2006

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    Solemn gardens line this massive war grave yard that is administered by both the French and the US governments and attract many visitors every day.

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    D-Day Grave Yard Statue

    by MikeAtSea Written Nov 26, 2006

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    A large memorial statue is part of the Colleville cemetery. The names of the fallen are engraved into stones along side the statue and a large United States flag lines this part.

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    Merville Gun Battery Museum

    by Neit Written Mar 18, 2006

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    Built by the Germans, this Battery had the mission to repeal any attack from the sea. Now, as a museum, you can walk throgh the fields and enter inside the gun rooms.

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    Le Memorial de Caen

    by Neit Written Mar 17, 2006

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    In Caen there is a II World War Museum. It is quite interesting, but if you do not have much time problably it is better to visit the landing beaches or the historic war places.

    German field kitchen
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    Church at Bayeux

    by Roadquill Written Oct 21, 2005

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    The church is very strking and sits on the main square. Just a short walk from the Tapistry. Lots of small shops in the surrounding area.

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    Water mill in Bayeau

    by Roadquill Written Oct 21, 2005

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    Just a short walk from the Bayeux Tapistry is a quaint watermill that no longer mills. It pretty much just sits there and lets the water run around it. But it was picturesque.

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    Sword Beach

    by Roadquill Written Oct 17, 2005

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    Sword beach was where the Canadians landed and was relatively lightly defended. There are not really hills surrounding overlooking the beach and the beach is a short distance to cross.

    Sword Beach of the coast of Normandie
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    The American Cemetery at St. Laurent

    by morgane1692 Written May 31, 2003

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    Row after symetrical row of crosses and Stars of David, set across acres of perfectly kept lawn. Every one of these stones marks a life and a story. It's an overwhelming sight.

    equals then and now

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    learn something while you're here, will you?!

    by morgane1692 Written May 31, 2003

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    They say the greatest and most encompassing WWII museum is in nearby Caen. But when you cannot make it there, this Arromanches D-Day museum is a fine *runner up.*

    and you were there

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