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IMG_0883 * Breakfast was in the dining room of the house...
IMG_0882 * operated by Sophie.
IMG_0888 * On the first stop at the beach in Arromanches we saw what was left of the great pontoon bridges built to off load the ships shortly after D-Day.
IMG_0911 * Arriving at the American Cemetary on a rainy day, Carol finds a furry friend.
IMG_0891 * Like all US Military cemetaries, the graves are marked with either a Roman cross or a Star of David...
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IMG_8489 * including the unknown soldiers who died here around D-Day.
IMG_0897 * As it was raining, we did not visit the chapel at the far end...
IMG_0907 * but did find shelter in the memorial...
IMG_0895 * that contained maps showing the landing routes as well as the advance toward Germany.
Omaha Beach * Below the cemetary we find a panoramic view of Omaha Beach.
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IMG_0890 * Continuing along the beaches to the west...
IMG_0940 * we  find these cows deep in the mud on our way to...
IMG_0916 * Pont du Hoc...
IMG_0917 * were the Army Rangers scaled these cliffs to the surprise of the Germans...
IMG_0914 * who were maning the big guns firing at the landing site.
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IMG_0913 * Of course, we fired back and sometime hit one of their bunkers!
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IMG_0934 * To get an idea of life in a bunker...
IMG_0932 * I heading down the stairs...
IMG_0936 * and found my way to the lookout spot...
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