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Normandy 2018 Day 7 – Fog, diversions, exhibitions, kilts and memorials

Day 7 – Wednesday 6th June An exhibition, a museum, a possible memorial and a ceremony. An early and foggy start The unhelpful weather continued as we said “à bientôt” to Mme Barratte for another year. We headed off for the opening of a new exhibition in the village hall at St Martin de Besaces. […]

Normandy 2018 Day 4 – Tilly book fair, Hottot and photo tour

Day 4 – Sunday 3rd June Tilly sur Seulles Salon du Livre We tried to be up early for breakfast. Aiming to be at the “Tilly Book Fair” run at the museum by our friend Stéphane Jacquet from the start. Unfortunately, Glyn had not re-set his alarm to French time. Whilst he lay thinking there […]

Normandy 2017 Day 10 – Respects at Hottot then beers at Brasserie Thiriez

Day 10 – Thursday 8th June Paying our respects at Hottot les Bagues We had a couple of things planned for our final day in Normandy; needless to say they didn’t go as anticipated! We were a little later leaving in the morning than we had planned. So,  having visited the Commonwealth graves at Hottot […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#07 Saturday 6th June

Operation BLUECOAT 6th June dawned clear and bright. It was going to be another hot one, especially for a tour of the start of operation BLUECOAT. We called in on Barrie, or at least tried to, as he wasn’t there. So we headed off to meet up with Mary, Jack, Eain & Muir at Mary […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#6 Thursday 6th June

Bocage, Hill 226 and St Charles de Percy Bocage bagging When reading & talking about the post D-Day fighting one word crops up time and again: “Bocage”. So what was “Bocage” or “The Hedgerow Country” as Americans called it? A dictionary definition is: “the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and […]