80th D Day Normandy France

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80th D Day Normandy France

Post by housil » Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:22 pm

We did a trip to Normandy, France, to participate the 80th D Day anniversary. "We" were a party of seven and we traveled 10 days.

June 5th, the (German) Battery at Azeville, was an airborn airdrop:



Each Battery had 4 of those casemattes, housing a 105mm gun and were firing at Utah beach.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azeville_battery
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Most amazing to me:
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a 356mm shell uf the US battleship "Nevada" hit into that casematte
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the remains of that shell
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that shell hit thru three walls
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and killed its whole crew
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Re: 80th D Day Normandy France

Post by housil » Wed Jul 03, 2024 3:46 am

On my way home from Normandy, I did a stopp over in Verdun, France. Verdun is famous in military history for its fierce fights and hundreds of thousand killed soldiers. There are lot´s of historic places to visited and lot´s of fortifications to see, mostly heavily bombed and destroyed. In the south is one Fort, that was never bombed so it´s still in it´s original condition and you can go inside and walk every where. All items are still originals, very impressing to see, how the (French) soldiers lived and fought +100 years ago


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Re: 80th D Day Normandy France

Post by texrdnec » Wed Jul 03, 2024 7:03 am

good stuff, thanks for sharing

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