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Forever the Cathedral of the Kings of France and Queen of all...

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Topics: World War 2, WWII 101st Airborne Division, World War One, WWI, World War Two, France, Normandy, Bayeux, France, Paris, France, Versailles, France Amboise, France, Champagne, Notre-Dame-de-Reims, France, Normandy, Notre-Dame-de-Bayeux, France, Paris, Notre-Dame-de-Paris, France, Alsace, Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg, UNESCO World Heritage, WWII 82nd Airborne Division, France, Clovis king of the Franks, France, King of France, France, Champagne, Palace of Tau, France, Joan of Arc, France, Paris, Manufacture des Gobelins, France, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, France, Henri Deneux, France, Culture, Victor Hugo, France, Champagne, Reims, France, Champagne, France, Culture, Villard de Honnecourt, USA, John Rockefeller junior, France, Culture, Philibert Delorme, WWII, France, General de Gaulle, Germany, Konrad Adenauer German Chancellor

87th Chemical Mortar Battalion: A life saving support for the infantrymen

Utah beach - Normandy American Heroes SUV

The 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion participated in the taking of the Cotentin Peninsula and Cherbourg harbor. 

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, WWII 101st Airborne Division, Third Reich, Nazi, Waffen SS, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Operation Neptune, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII, England, Saunton Sands Beach, WWII 1st US Army Assault Training Center, WWII, England, Slapton Sands, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, Operation TIGER, WWII, US Navy, WWII 4th Infantry Division, WWII 22nd Infantry Regiment, France, Normandy, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France, Normandy, Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, WWII 8th Infantry Regiment, WWII 12th Infantry Regiment, WWII Duplex Drive Amphibious DD tank, France, Normandy, Carentan-les-Marais, France, Normandy Azeville Battery, France, Normandy, Crisbecq Battery, France, Normandy Azeville German Battery, WWII, WWII 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, WWII, England, RMS Queen Elizabeth, WWII 9th Infantry Division, WWII 79th Infantry Division, Montebourg, France, Normandy, Cherbourg, WWII 82nd Infantry Division, Third Reich, General Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben, WWII, USA, General Joseph Lawton Collins, Third Reich, General Friedrich Karl A. Dollmann

1st US Army Assault Training Center and Slapton sands

From the D-Day landing on the 6th of June 1944 to the Victory in Europe signed on the 7th of May 1945 in Reims (France), many of our NOK (Next of Kin) sacrificed their lives so we could continue to live in a free world.

Lest we forget...

We all know what the Allied Forces had to accomplish to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. But have you ever asked yourself how did these soldiers prepare themselves to go to battle? Where did they train? What kind of training did they receive? Which unit was trained and why?

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Topics: World War 2, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, WWII 101st Airborne Division, Third Reich, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, France, Normandy, Omaha beach, France, Normandy American Cemetery, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII, England, Saunton Sands Beach, Operation FABIUS-1, WWII 1st US Army Assault Training Center, WWII, England, Slapton Sands, World War Two, WWII England, Croyde Cliffs, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, US Coast Guards, WWII, Infantry, WWII Paratroopers, Operation TIGER, WWII, England, Woolacombe Beach, WWII, US Navy, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, LCVP Higgins barge, WWII, LST Landing Ship Tanks

D-DAY TESTIMONIALS FROM LOCALS OF SAINT MARIE DU MONT

 

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, WWII 101st Airborne Division

The American Actors of D-Day

 The American-led invasion of Normandy on D-Day was a complicated affair. In this post, we explore the different branches of the American military and how they worked together to defeat Axis forces on that infamous day in history.

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, WWII 101st Airborne Division, Third Reich, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Neptune, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Third Reich, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, France, Normandy, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Normandy, Vierville-sur-Mer, France, Normandy, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, US Coast Guards, WWII, Infantry, WWII Paratroopers, WWII, US Navy, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, LCVP Higgins barge, WWII, LST Landing Ship Tanks, WWII 4th Infantry Division, WWII 22nd Infantry Regiment, France, Normandy, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, WWII 8th Infantry Regiment, WWII 12th Infantry Regiment, WWII 1st Infantry Division, WWII 16th Infantry Regiment, WWII Duplex Drive Amphibious DD tank, WWII, USA, Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII, USA, General Norman Daniel Cota, Movie Saving Private Ryan, France, Normandy, Carentan-les-Marais, France, Normandy Azeville Battery, Movie The Longest Day, France, Normandy, Crisbecq Battery, France, Normandy Azeville German Battery, USS Nevada, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, WWII, USA, General Joseph Lawton Collins, WWII Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Junior, WWII 82nd Airborne Division, WWII Bombardier B-26 Martin Marauder, Third Reich, Field Marshal Johannes Rommel, WWII, Ninth Air Force, WWII Eighth Air Force, USAAF, WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain - Dakota, WWII Combat Medic, WWII, USA, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, France, Cotentin Peninsula, WWII, Tank Destroyers

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