Tuesday, May 29, 2007

In Normandy

While here in Amsterdam I took a side trip this last week end to Normandy where the liberation of Europe started on June 6th 1944. I visited Pointe-Du-Hoc where the US Rangers climbed 100 foot cliffs to neutralizer an observation point which could have brought down devastating artillery fire on the landing beaches of Omaha and Utah. I also visited the Omaha beach where the US 1st and 28th divisions landed and suffered the worst casualties of the day. And I saw the US cemetery behind Omaha beach. I've read about the landings and battles across Europe for years, so this was a great event for me.

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