Tag Archives: Normandy

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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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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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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D-Day Living History Reenactment in Conneaut, Ohio

In the Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York  Area –   Anne T. Bell would like everyone to know about a re-enactment of the amphibious landings at D-Day on this 19-20 August.  For further information, Please check out the official site. I found out … Continue reading

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Kindness of Strangers

“Streetcar Named Desire” is  one of Tennessee Williams’ most famous plays, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948. It was an instant hit  when it appeared on stage  in 1947.   Marlin Brando and Vivian Leigh lit up the screen … Continue reading

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