Tuesday travels. . . . Utah Beach, Normandy

I thought it rather poignant the juxtapostion of the child’s beach toy next to the signpost for Utah Beach, the scene of such dreadful destruction. This is a view of the beach from inside one of the gun emplacements. There are still several of the gun emplacements visible along the beach. This is the only…

Tuesday travels. . . .Sainte Mère Église

The town’s main claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the Normandy landings because this village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches. In the early morning of 6 June 1944…