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May 9, 2018 - Biking To Ouisterham

Day 3 - Wednesday 9th May Another fine start to the day so we had breakfast & got away on the bikes on the ride along the coast to Ouisterham at the East end of the invasion beaches. After struggling up the hill out of Arromanche we made our way past Gold & Juno landing sites to Sword beach at Omaha probably about 17 miles. We saw various sites & monuments along the way, the odd Pill Box, tank, gun etc. all remnants of the invasion. In Ouistrham we visited the Blockhouse Museum a five story reinforced concrete observation post. Lots of...

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Feb 25, 2014 - D Day Sites

We started the day with an early morning walk along the promenade, through the town & up onto the cliffs to the East for a panoramic view of the seafront. It turned out that we had picked a great place for our overnight stop. Arromanches had been chosen by the Allies as the location for the construction of one of the two Mulberry Harbours that were built to enable all the supplies necessary for the invasion. We all have seen the photos & films such as 'Saving Private Ryan' with the assault troops storming the beaches but what most of us...

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Aug 24, 2005 - Juno Beach

I caught a bus this morning to the tiny town of Courseulles-Sur-Mer, which is where Juno Beach is located. Juno is the D-Day beach that the Canadians landed on. There were 5 overall: the Americans landed at Omaha and Utah, and the British at Gold and Sword. There are tons of monuments, memorials, and museums all over the area that covers these 5, but I really only had time for one, so I obviously chose Juno Beach. The big new attraction here is the only 2-year old Juno Beach Center. I walked in and was greeting by 2 young girls and a guy,...

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