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The free French memorial at Colleville  
   

The free French memorial at Colleville

Gold, Juno and Sword D Day Beaches

October 2nd 2010
2 October 2010 In continuing changeable weather we started our exploration of the site of the other great conquest associated with this area, the D Day beaches. The British, Canadians and Free French attacked in the east on the beaches named Gold, Juno and Sword and the Americans in the west on Omaha and Utah beaches. We had camped at the village of Ranville close to the first British parac ... read more
Europe » France

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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