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Battle-scarred area at Pointe du Hoc  
   

Battle-scarred area at Pointe du Hoc

Normandy - Lesson in history

March 29th 2007
Since the English pound was killing our feeble attempt at a budget we decided to get out of England as quickly as possible. We looked at several options but the cheapest and easiest way was by bus from London to either Calais or straight into Paris. We have decided to rent a car rather than purchase a Eurail pass because of the remote sites we wish to see in such a short time. The cost of the car ... read more
Europe » France » Lower Normandy

French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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