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Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe

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  • Day44

    Battle of Normandy: Memorial to Caen

    June 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 57 °F

    Driving through Normandy is beautiful. Hard to believe this was all torn up in the war.

    The Memorial to Caen is the most comprehensive museum about WWII. It includes events leading up to the war, during the war, and post war (cold war). There was also an old German bunker to visit and a movie, "Battle of Normandy: 100 Days that Changed the World". Most of Caen was destroyed during the battle. The museum had a lot of information, and we ran out of energy to see the cold war exhibits. It was all well done and very sobering.Read more

  • Day16

    Memorial de Caen

    August 23, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    A memorial to the battle of Normandy, with a look at the years leading up to it and an exhibit of after 1945 photos. Very moving. I spent between 6&7 hours there. Very intense. Worth a trip in itself.
    The building is built on top of what was the German command bunker for that part of the coast. The bunker has been restored and is part of the exhibit. I confess to recognizing some of the equipment from war movies. No photos allowed though.
    The rest of the pics are of the US Armed Forces Memorial Garden outside. The first pic is of the top of the waterfall. The inscription that you can't read at the bottom of the picture reads, "From the heart of our land flows the blood of our youth given to you in the name of freedom." Then is a pic looking back at the waterfall. You can see the wall behind the waterfall that contains plaques for every state.
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  • Day4

    Memorial de Caen

    May 30, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    Saturday is the trip to Normandy. It's a 2.5+ hour bus ride each way and 14 hours total. Caen is home to a really impressive museum covering the pre-WW2 situation in Europe, the invasion at Normandy and the war years, and the development of the Cold War.

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