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Some family fun sites in Normandy your children simply can't miss

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The Final Countdown of the Germans defeated by the VIII Corps in Brest

After the fall of Forts Montbarey and Keranroux, the enemy withdrew to its final line of defense at Recouvrance, and to the submarine base along the waterfront to the South.

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, Infantry, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, Third Reich, U-boats, Third Reich, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, WWII, USA, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, France, Brittany American Cemetery, WWII USA General Troy Houston Middleton

The taking of Fort Toulbroc'h, Brittany, France by the 5th Rangers

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, WWII P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, France, Brittany, Fort of Toulbroc’h, WWII, USA, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, WWII, 5th Rangers Battalion, Major R. P. Sullivan

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

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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