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#26 respectingthesacrifice

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:46 AM

I went to Normandy this week-end and, driving on a small road near Valognes (Cotentin peninsula), found this small part of the road. Hedgerrow hell !!!!

 

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#31 David D

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

Amazing shots. They look so quiet and peaceful. Hard to believe 70+ years ago it was hell on earth.

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#32 KurtA

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:23 PM

Great pictures Eric. Thank you for taking the time to post them.

Are you near the LaFiere Manoir and bridge? My Grandfather fought with the 505th and was killed there. He was killed at the hill above the Manoir.

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Chris-

I was there a couple of months ago. Given what transpired here, this location impacted me just as much as Omaha Beach did.   Here is the bridge (from the side the Americans attacked from):

 

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And here is looking down on it from the hill (from the American side):

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#33 hink441

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:06 PM

Kurt,
Those are some beautiful pictures. The scenery looks so peaceful now. I get a lot of different emotions when I see these great pics. So beautiful and yet so tragic in my family's case.

Thank you so much for posting these pics.

Chris

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:13 PM

Kurt,
Those are some beautiful pictures. The scenery looks so peaceful now. I get a lot of different emotions when I see these great pics. So beautiful and yet so tragic in my family's case.

Thank you so much for posting these pics.

Chris

 

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You're very welcome.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:15 PM

I love Normandy and been there plusieurs fois. 

 

First time I went I was 5 while we lived in Paris.

 

The last time I went was in 1982.

 

I would love to live there before I leave this earth.

 

This is a great thread and hope there is much more to come.

 

Thank you for starting it.



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:16 PM

How about some old farms and Normandy manors ?



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:51 AM

Manayunkman...this is an open invitation for you to join us 2nd Armoured in Europe living historians next year on our 2017 CCB Normandy trip where we will be following the combat route of the Combat Command B 2nd Armoured down to St Denis le Gast....taking Shermans Stuarts M8s half tracks and Gun & Mortar Jeeps and approx. 200 correctly turned out GIs along with a full Ordnance and AM&S back up.

Don't dream it come and live it with us for 10 days next July.

 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:58 PM



How about some old farms and Normandy manors ?

 

Ok. How about Brecourt Manor, of Lt Winters fame?

 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:10 PM

Lloyd thank you for the invite but where ever I go there is a bevy of women who follow. :love:

 

None of them want to see France from the back of a tank. :(

 

What I could do is send them off on their own for half a day and I could spend a couple of hours with you on the down low. ;)  

 

Thanks Kurt was it a cold day in summer?



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:54 PM

  

 

Thanks Kurt was it a cold day in summer?

 

Yes.  Last week of May and very cool.  



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:56 AM



How about some old farms and Normandy manors ?

 

OK good idea. What about La Fière?

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:57 AM

And Donville manor in Bloody Gulch

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:01 AM

Chateau de Fontenay near Azeville Battery, who saw heavy fighting from 3rd Battallion, 22th Infantry Regiment 4th Infantry Division mid June.
Sergent William Pope from L Company earned Silver Star that day attacking this castle

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:20 AM

I love Norman architecture so don't stop.

 

Poor Chateau de Fontenay.

 

It still looks sturdy and ready for a fix.



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Posted 17 July 2016 - 06:51 PM

Hink441 I had a cousin in the 505 too. He was KIA in Nijmegen close to the Waal River Bridge. He has been written about in a good many books.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Secteur Saint-Lo Le Mesnil-Rouxellin Le Moulin du Mesnil (3) INT.jpg

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:01 PM

The last 3 pics were taken North of Saint-Lo at a place named Le Mesnil Rouxellin




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