Saturday, 23 August 2014

Normandy Trip [1]

We had a great time camping for a few days in Normandy. The campsite was excellent and situated within walking distance of Mont St Michel, which we visited (again) in the rain on Tuesday. On Tuesday we visited the nearby German Military Cemetery at Huisnes sur Mer followed by the American Cemetery and Memorial at St James.
The contrast between the two is obvious but both are set in very beautiful countryside and are very peaceful. At the American Cemetery I found a row of headstones with the same date and unit, which I think are the crew of a single B17, which was probably shot down over St Nazaire, Lorient or Brest. I'll have to do some research to find out what happened to the aircraft and crew involved.

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