Monday, 26 May 2008

Normandy landings

Never posted. I bought this myself a week ago.

Circuit des plages du débarquement en Normandie, 6 juin 1944.

La Bataille de Normandie

A. Les "Têtes de Plages" le 6 juin 1944
B. Coupure du Cotentin et prise de Cherbourg
C. Bataille de l'Odon et prise de Caen
D. Bataille de St Lo
E. La percée "opération Cobra"
F. La poussée au sud de Caen
G. La bataille de la poche Falaise-Mortain.

Normandy landing beaches, the Battle of Normandy

A. Beach heads on 6 June 1944
B. The cutting-off of the Cotentin peninsula and capture of Cherbourg
C. Battle of the Odon and capture of Caen
D. Battle of St Lo
E. Break through (operation COBRA)
F. The southern advance
G. The battle of the Falaise pocket (the area between the four towns near Falaise)

It seems today is Memorial Day in the USA, the equivalent of Remembrance Day in the UK and France, both on 11 November, when we remember those soldiers who have given their lives for their countries.


  1. When I hear Normandy..i think of the Normandy landings during WWII.

  2. The first time I visited Normandy, it must be 20 years ago now, the landing beaches were completely undeveloped. I think now it's a different matter.


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