Category Archives: history

La Fiere Bridge

Our paratroopers had many challenges when they jumped early in the morning of June 6th beside the darkness, fog, and inclement weather.  The Germans had invaded France several years before so were familiar with the the ancient hedgerows which were … Continue reading

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My Number One Favorite Rock Song–Music Monday

I love rock ‘n’roll!  Well you might say that is because that was the time  I was in high school and college.  And you would be right to some degree.   Funny thing is that I was much more into … Continue reading

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Eric Labourette, Guide Extraordinaire

Our sightseeing days in Normandy were Saturday and Sunday which made it possible to have Eric Labourdette available to  be our guide.  On our visit  in 1999 , we had no guide.  All we saw was St-Mere-Eglise , the Airborne … Continue reading

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Musee Airborne

The Airborne Museum, situated in the square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, a few miles from D-Day landing beaches, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, relates the heroic adventure of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. Through a … Continue reading

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Travel Logistics to Normandy

Today I will share with you our travels to Normandy. This is going to the heart of the  trip for my family. . . . 11 of us. We were on the way to trace the steps of my brother’s … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

Notre Dame of Paris, is  one of the most famous  Gothic Cathedrals in the world , if not the most famous.  We visited it three times in four days in Paris  so D could get photos with just the perfect … Continue reading

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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was one of the most recognizable artists of the 20 century. Much of this was  to his  characteristic flamboyant mustache as well as his piercing eyes. Dali was  born with high imagination revealed in the  spirit of his … Continue reading

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