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darin
07-10-2017, 03:48 PM
Few snaps of my weekend.

View from b&b bedroom, approaching Mont Saint Michel, my daughter's feet walking Omaha Beach; the b&b, and dinner

darin
07-10-2017, 03:56 PM
More -

Flowers at the american cemetery in Normandy, Doorway in LeMans, remnants of german fortification at Pointe Du Hoc. The ameican spirit sculpture at Omaha.

aboutime
07-10-2017, 07:16 PM
I once had an opportunity, back in the 80's, to visit that HOLY PLACE in person. Time in port prevented it from taking place at the time.
I suspect I would have felt the same way I did with my last, and only visit to the VIETNAM memorial in Washington. More Americans should get the chance to see THE COST OF THEIR FREEDOM in person.
<img src="http://www.dillsborolegion.org/images/webpics/Oise-Aisne.jpg">


http://youtu.be/0HUf68gFGEE


http://youtu.be/IZgoufN99n8


http://youtu.be/h1rUlS1w8RQ

darin
07-11-2017, 02:23 AM
There's but one aspect to those clips....

Opening scene; They walk along the path with the ocean on the their left side. Means they had to walk into the cemetery a distance, turn around then walk back towards the entrance. Makes sense - would have been nearly impossible to film on the other side.


Best part of that 'gaffe' in the movie? Best part for me? I've been there now and I know the sacred ground within which the heroes sleep.

NightTrain
07-11-2017, 01:08 PM
Very cool pics, Darin.

Normandy is in my top 5 spots to visit and pay my respect.