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Published: April 28th 2005
a random shot from the town where the tour started from
We (Sarah, Joan, Kelly, Matt B, & I) took the train to Bayeux and started our tour from there, which was basically just renting a driver & a minivan to take us to all the big WWII places in Normandy.
First stop: the Musee du Debarquement, where they had old uniforms, model ships & plane, maps, and short movies on the war; it overlooked the remains of 'Mulberry B' (an artificial port).
Second stop: German bunkers which housed guns (though they looked more like cannons) that had a 12 mile range.
Third stop: American Cemetary overlooking Omaha Beach
Fourth stop: Omaha Beach (with monument)
Fifth stop: Pointe de Hoc - one of the few battlesites from WWII left unchanged; the craters are huge but grown over with grass which kind of takes away from the bombed out effect, but the view of the coast and the water is amazing from there
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