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
Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Arromanches-les-Bains 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