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Liberation road markers in Britain!

Liberation road markers in Britain!

Liberation road markers... in Britain! The initiative of Jacky Cadoux is not the least. Inspired by the Road markers of Liberty established on our territory from Normandy to the Belgian Ardennes, this enthusiast realizes the project to erect on 5 Breton municipalities...

Glidermen in Carentan (50)

Glidermen in Carentan (50)

The streets of Carentan, witnesses of another time. These three elements of the 327th Glider Regiment allow a moment of rest during the occupation of the city of Carentan following the liberation of the town. Landed on Utah Beach mainly on June 7th, 1944, this unit...

Inauguration of Tucker’s Monument

Inauguration of Tucker’s Monument

An inauguration in grand manner On Monday, June 5th, 2017, more than 300 people gathered to inaugurate the new stele in honor of Major John E. Tucker on the bridge between Carentan and Saint-Hilaire-Petitville. In order to unveil this block of granite where are...

Memorial Day at Saint-James (50)

Memorial Day at Saint-James (50)

Memorial Day, history of a celebration. At the end of the Civil War, it was customary for the graves of the fallen American soldiers to be covered with flowers on a particular annual date. On May 5th, 1868, this day became a holiday of the calendar. On May 30th, 1868,...

A night at the Airborne Museum

A night at the Airborne Museum

European night of the Museums Annual and unconditional event for all those animated by cultural passion, the Night of Museums is an event not to be missed. Indeed, one evening in the year and all over the continent, the sites that wish to open their doors free, at...

Osteck: The Battery with Hidden Frescoes

Osteck: The Battery with Hidden Frescoes

A fortified battery at the East of Cherbourg It is in the North Cotentin a battery delivered to its own fate. Indeed, the Osteck point of defense, located in Carneville  (Manche - 50), an important complex of dozens of concrete buildings of all types, commanded in...

The Cemetery of Saint Valéry en Caux (76)

The Cemetery of Saint Valéry en Caux (76)

A military cemetery in a peaceful valley Located between the towns of Fécamp and Dieppe (76), the village of Saint Valéry en Caux shelters on its lands a magnificent little military cemetery attached to the civil cemetery of the commune. However, there are 218 young...

Carentan, 1944 : Cross the Taute River

Carentan, 1944 : Cross the Taute River

CARENTAN, 1944 Objective : Cross the Taute River Although a first Bailey bridge is installed by the soldiers of the 300th Combat Engineer Battalion, still visible today along the harbour channel near the lock, the crossing of the Taute River by the US Army has to...

Reappearance of the anti-tank wall on Utah

Reappearance of the anti-tank wall on Utah

Suite aux derniers forts coups de vent qui se sont abattus sur la Normandie en janvier 2017, la portion renversée du mur anti-char localisée à Utah Beach, entre le musée du Débarquement et le chalet au toit rouge, était une nouvelle fois visible dans son intégralité. Un spectacle rare illustré ici par quelques photos

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