quarta-feira, 17 de setembro de 2014

Carentan – A Gate to the Normandy and full of friendly people

This town has is history in the WWII, being the battle to protect the occupied allied beaches of Omaha and Utah.
But the place is ideal for staying the night and go see all the atractions nearby, is near almost every place in Normandy that had some history. 

We stayed at the wonderful Chambre d'hotes there, with an amazing family, that welcome us with the typical food from the region. If you intend to visit Normandy, consider using this chain, is a piece of Normandy you will experience! 

quarta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2014

La Cambe German Cemetery - The story isn’t black and white

There are approximately 21 000 troops buried in this cemetery near Bayeux, Normandy.
Le Cambe was an original site of a battlefield, his maintenance unlike the American is made by volunteers and schools in field trips.

The war is always unfair, especially to the people who were forced to fight or that weren’t well informed. Regardless of the side you are on families were destroyed just because of a need to conquer the world, and that never ends well.

quarta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2014

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - Here the heroes rest

This World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer is a landmark to the Allied troops who lost their lives in Normandy.

A green field with white crosses and stars of David displayed symmetrical, who give name to 1557 American soldiers.

At the center is a 22-foot bronze statue entitled “The Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves” in a clear reference to the Disembark.

On the walls next to the statue we can see 2 maps, one of the landings in the Normandy beaches and other with the military operations in the Western Europe.