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Arromanches

In the museum we got to see one of the dummy paratroopers. These were dropped by the thousands away from the D-Day beaches to confuse the Germans.
D-Day Beaches

August 1st 2012
Wednesday-Day 16 We decided on a road trip today from our hotel in Villerville to the D-Day beaches, museums and cemeteries. Our first stop was the village of Arromanches-les-Bains, considered 'ground-zero' of the D-Day invasion. It was the site of one of two pre-fab artifical harbors that were built in the days following the invasion. The basic facilities, including 115 football-siz ... read more
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