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  • A recently added memorial. The 9,000+ graves include remains of soldiers, sailors, and airmen who died in the vicinity of Normandy from just before D-day through the end of the war.  60 percent of the dead were returned to families.
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  • The American cemetery above Omaha Beach
  • Near Omaha Beach
  • Defensive obstructions
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  • portable bridge brought in on D-day.
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  • Cellphone shot of the cathedral turned out to be my best.
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  • Normandy selfie down by the old mill stream, where I first met you. With your eyes so brown, I was new in town.
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  • A cafe adjacent to the old mill in Bayeux
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  • The curious, perhaps seeking a glimpse of the rich and famous.
  • Big wedding day in Honfleur.  An orchestra could be heard playing the wedding march.
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  • Plaza adjacent to the cathedral in Honfluer.  The cathedral is noteable in that it is constructed with wood, not stone.
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  • On the streets of Honfleur
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  • The longer bus rides offered welcome nap opportunities.
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  • British, French and Canadian Troops fought to liberate this sector of Normandy.
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  • Plaque in the cathedral.  Bayeux was saved from destruction when the German commander decided to withdraw his troops rather than defend his position in Bayeux.
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  • Exquisitely preserved, the cathedral is a feast for the eye. I could have spent a full day here just taking in the details.
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  • Oldest part of the cathedral, the crypt, dates to 1066
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