Category Archives: France

Order of the Day-June 6, 1944

Here it is in black and white, the order of the day given to each heroic warier in the wee hours of June 6, 1944. George, my brother, was to parachute at 1:30 AM. The waves of men storming the … Continue reading

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This is the Real Thing. . . . .D-Day -1

photo from Wikipedia All the days, weeks, and months of training are over. . . . The waiting and training are over. . . the warriors knew for certain as they received live ammunition for the first time. And President … Continue reading

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Normandy Church . . . . Loving Your Neighbor

The Scars Of Angoville-Au-Plain    – February 15, 2014 by  “The scars of Angoville-au-Plain” Postcard match.  This peaceful beach has seen so much. On our way to the vast beaches by Les Gougins in Manche, just north of Utah Beach, we took a small … Continue reading

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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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