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Thread #162676 Message #3879873
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
02-Oct-17 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: All welcome on this thread
Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
Nice to see the thread still going :-) I am just back from Normandy. Three nights in Bayeux, one of the prettiest cities I know, followed by a night in Bella Riva, Ouistreham before the early ferry today. We followed the potential route of my Sister in Law's (my wife's half-sister) Father on route from Arramanches to Grainville sur Odon. He fell just before the latter on the 27th June 1944 in his 21st year. He is now buried in the British cemetery in Bayeux where we lay my Mother in Law's ashes to rest some years back. We had a wonderful, if very emotional, time and I would recommend a visit to Normandy to anyone. Not just to experience the amazing achievements of the Allies in 1944 but it is also beautiful part of the world. Check out the story of the Number 4 Commando Kieffer as well. It is an amazing tale of the courage and fortitude of the free French.