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Normandy

Sainte Mere Eglise - Paratrooper dummy on church steeple

Sainte Mere Eglise – US Paratroopers – WWII

Sainte Mere Eglise, seized by the US 505th PIR and made famous with the film The Longest Day showing paratrooper John Steele hanging from the church steeple

Utah Beach - Breach where Theodore Rossevelt Jr and his men exited

Utah Beach – American Landing Sector – WWII

The D-Day assault on Utah Beach, the westernmost of the five Normandy landing beaches, was assigned to the US 4th Infantry Division

Marigny German Cemetery - Deutscher Sodatenfriedhof

Marigny German Cemetery – Chapelle-en-Juger

The Panzer-Lehr Division was almost wiped out during the Battle of St-Lô in July 1944 and the soldiers buried in Marigny German Cemetery – Chapelle-en-Juger

Liberty Road - Borne 00 on Utah Beach

Liberty Road – Milestone 00 – Utah Beach

Liberty Road, a lasting commemoration of the breakthrough in Cotentin by General Patton’s 3rd US Army and French 2nd DB during Operation Cobra in July 1944

World Peace Statue releasing the Dove of Peace

World Peace Statue – Grandcamp-Maisy – WWII

The World Peace Statue in Grandcamp-Maisy, a gift from the Chinese sculptor Yao Yuan to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings

Bayeux Tapestry - Duke William

Bayeux Tapestry – Norman Conquest England

The Bayeux Tapestry or Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde depicts the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hasting in 1066

Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel – Medieval Abbey – Normandy

Mont St Michel, known as Marvel of the Western World and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a fortified medieval abbey built on an island

Original Pegasus Bridge in the museum

Pegasus Bridge – Pont de Benouville – D Day

The Bénouville Bridge was renamed Pegasus Bridge to pay tribute to the men of the British 6th Airborne Division who seized it in the early hours of D-Day

Chateau de Bricquebec - Ruined gate and rampart

Chateau de Bricquebec, a Viking fortress

Chateau de Bricquebec, a Viking fortress and its imposing polygonal dungeon high perched on its feudal mound, one of Normandy's major medieval strongholds
Chateau de Pirou seen from low court

Chateau de Pirou, one of the oldest Norman castles

Chateau de Pirou, one of the oldest castles in Normandy and a superb illustration of medieval military architecture, a spectacular and impregnable fortress that once defended the marshy coastline
Wilhelm Lubrich's grave among his companions' in arms

Wilhelm Lubrich – Story of a Polish soldier of the Second World War

This is the story of Wilhelm Lubrich, a Pole from Silesia, who was forced to fight in the German army during WWII and died in Normandy
Quesnel-Morinière mansion-museum and Jardin des Plantes de Coutances

Coutances, the Unelles’ capital renamed after a Roman emperor

Coutances, the capital of the Celtic Unelles was renamed after a Roman Emperor and later became the seat of the Bishopric of Coutances and Avranches

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