dimanche 11 février 2024

Omaha Beach cemetery in Normandy..

To invade Great Britain they were 15.000 men and 5000 horses on these boats ( Drakkars) even the horses crossed the Chanel on these boats ! It is incredible !

There were men from Normandy, Brittany and Flandres 

They had to take a huge amount of food as well.




This is the museum in Bayeux.


The cutting of trees to built the boats
Construction of the boats



First barbecue 🍖 😆 




(Source: this book about the tapestry)just to show you the needle work and the colours that were used.


Part of the wall with all the names.

Then we left Bayeux and headed to « Omaha Beach Cemetery ». This year will be the 80th anniversary of the débarquement. Here in Normandy we often go to the cemeteries on our coast, Canadian, English, German and American, Commonwealth cemeteries.
This time we went to Omaha. It is now a peaceful place where you can hear the waves from the sea, the birds and the wind.  But it is always with a « pinch in the heart » « un pincement au cœur »
♥️ you fill when you enter the place. it is a place of respect and prayers for all these young men and their families. And they are not forgotten this is what I would say.( any countries)

 




9387 crosses






This is where the boats arrived on the shore .

We had an historical day out and it is always worth driving there even when it’s raining ( we are used to rain in Normandy ! 😆 

I wish you a lovely day.

7 commentaires:

  1. Heel bijzonder en indrukwekkend.

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  2. It was an incredible journey for freedom!
    hugs
    Donna

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  3. Such an interesting and touching place to visit. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. We visited Juno Beach (Canadian) several years ago and I found it very moving. There is a carousel in the nearby town, with some old guns placed in the square, too, and I thought of the contrast - the guns and the playground. Very sobering. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Can you imagine the horses crossing in the boats? It seems unreal. I loved the Bayeux Tapestry, It seemed as fresh as it was in the beginning.

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  6. Thanks for the information and photos of the Bayeux Tapestry.
    I have been to Omaha Beach and that cemetery. I was impressed at how sacred the French hold that whole area and the international fight for their freedom.

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  7. Thank you for the pictures and information too.

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