Category Archives: France

Re-blog Dan Wescott . . . . . Another Battlefield

A heartwarming story of one of our  WWII heroes and a young woman, M B Henry,  who wouldn’t let his story die! https://mb-henry.com/2019/01/29/dan-wescott-on-another-battlefield/

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Mary Queen of Scots. . . . . The Film

All through the film the wild and wonderful Scottish landscapes fills the screen, demanding  the viewer’s attention and compliment to  the queen’s fiery temperament.Though she spent much of her life in France as a child and as a bride and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Spirit

British and German soldiers lay down their guns to sing Christmas carols on December 25, 1914. How could this happen?  Pope Benedict XV encouraged a Christmas truce but the idea was rejected.  But the Christmas miracle began on Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Eglise A’ Angoville au Plain

This unassuming country church was  one of the most memorable of our trip. We walked  from our  accommodations at  http://www.domaine-airborne.com/domaine-airborne/. There was a narrow windy road with the hedgerows twisting with no apparent plan through the fields where on the … Continue reading

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They Gave Their Tomorrow For Our Today

This is photojournalism from Huff Post UK  with clever integration of  current photos and 70 year old shots from D-Day.               A German body lies where he fell in the street. Tourists on the … Continue reading

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French Legion of Honor Medal

The French government awards this highest French order of merit to living  Americans who fought in Normandy or the Rhineland.  Napoleon Bonaparte created the medal and award.   Two French officials flew from Paris  flew to be  in  Conneaut to … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Life of An Old Paratrooper

Here are Eric Labourdette’s  own words about his jump into La Friere Bridge zone in June 2017.   https://talesalongtheway.com/2017/08/11/eric-labourette-guide-extraordinaire/ ” I wanted to jump to honor and remember the sacrifice of all those paratroopers who gave their lives  for our freedom. … Continue reading

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