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Old 04-22-2019, 12:38 PM   #76
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My wife and I have lived in Europe for three years and we're heading back to the US in June. She's not much of a history buff (really not at all), so we never planned to go there.

A couple of weeks ago I thought about the fact that I would never get to Normandy. Oh well, life moves on, right?

Last week my wife surprised me for my birthday - we're going to Normandy 2 - 4 May! It's a birthday gift for me. We're staying in Bayeux.

I just can't believe it. I know I won't have enough time to see everything...but at least I'll have time to see SOMETHING!

I knew she was a keeper....
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:40 PM   #77
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My wife and I have lived in Europe for three years and we're heading back to the US in June. She's not much of a history buff (really not at all), so we never planned to go there.

A couple of weeks ago I thought about the fact that I would never get to Normandy. Oh well, life moves on, right?

Last week my wife surprised me for my birthday - we're going to Normandy 2 - 4 May! It's a birthday gift for me. We're staying in Bayeux.

I just can't believe it. I know I won't have enough time to see everything...but at least I'll have time to see SOMETHING!

I knew she was a keeper....


She definitely sounds like a keeper, congratulations and enjoy the trip. Bayeux makes a great home-base if you are visiting the entire invasion beach sector.

My question is, what happened to the last 3 years? If I lived in Europe for three years, I'd be at battlefields as many weekends as possible, with Normandy being first.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:26 AM   #78
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She definitely sounds like a keeper, congratulations and enjoy the trip. Bayeux makes a great home-base if you are visiting the entire invasion beach sector.

My question is, what happened to the last 3 years? If I lived in Europe for three years, I'd be at battlefields as many weekends as possible, with Normandy being first.
You saw the part about her not caring much for history, right? You know what they say... “Happy wife....”.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:03 PM   #79
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Hi,

I spent many holidays in Hermanville, lots of memories there. At first Hermanville village wasn't near the beach, it was a mile away from the sea.
The first houses close to the sea were built in the early 20th century when people started to spent their holidays by the sea when they were rich enough to have some holidays. La brèche is a large square which give an access to the beach to the main road which runs parallel from the beach. Brèche means gap you are right.

There are very famous pictures with beach battalions soldiers in front of a hotel who is still there today. It was very important to get there to have an easy access to the main road who goes to Caen if you go to Hermanville center, and to Ouistreham if you go north.
300m from la brèche you have la petite brèche which is the same kind of access to the road but smaller. It is there where the british sank the french battleship Courbet to protect the naval traffic from the sea, the wreck was still visible for a very long time.

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Old 04-27-2019, 01:32 PM   #80
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:34 PM   #81
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Here is information on the new Drop Zone for the parachute drop on the afternoon of June 5th. The drop will now be in Sannerville, location of the British DZ-K during the war.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:27 PM   #82
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Here is a link to the tourism brochure about events in and around St. Mere Eglise for the D-Day celebrations:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17r2...QoxLYcioo/view
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It's official... "Hold and Take Carentan," the 3D documentary movie will be playing in the brand new D-Day Experience IMAX theater, Normandy.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:40 PM   #85
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http://ddaysquadron.org/d-day-squadron-launch-week/

For anyone in the North East this should be an interesting display
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More events...
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I there any stores in France between the Charles de Gaulle airport and Normandie witch sells repro Dennison smocks or SS smocks?
Please provide link to any such militaria shops, thanks!
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:17 AM   #88
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Hello,
You can equip yourself at Paratroop shop in Dead Man's Corner, near St.Come du Mont:


https://www.paratrooper.fr/fr/vestes...cier&results=2


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Old 05-20-2019, 11:48 AM   #89
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You can equip yourself at Paratroop shop in Dead Man's Corner, near St.Come du Mont:


https://www.paratrooper.fr/fr/vestes...cier&results=2
That Museum there is one of my favorites! If you go to get outfitted, be certain not to pass it up . . .
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:24 PM   #90
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Thanks for the link. I did however not find much german.




Is there any other in the area who sells reenactment uniforms??? Please help!
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