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Posted: 3/28/2002 10:40:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2002 5:07:38 AM EDT by ar15bubba]
Some pics from my just completed trip to the D-Day beaches. [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/oc1.jpg?bcl0N98AJtgGviud[/img] Omaha Beach American Cemetatry ------------------------------- [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/ph1.jpg?bcl0N98ABFayPN81[/img] Poc Marked Pointe Du Hoc -------------------------------- [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/ph2.jpg?bcl0N98Ae1VMsGaW[/img] Monument at Pointe Du Hoc -------------------------------- [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/__hr_ph3.jpg?bcl0N98Agj1O83sR[/img] Pointe Du Hoc itself -------------------------------- [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/__hr_ub1.jpg?bcl0N98AExoVV2vo[/img] Wire with Utah Beach in the background --------------------------------- [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/__hr_ub2.jpg?bcl0N98Ajgu0vZ65[/img] Monument at Utah Beach ----------------------------------
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 10:52:07 AM EDT
They all look the same.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 10:52:29 AM EDT
Hope this gets corrected. Pic might have been interesting.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 10:55:09 AM EDT
Dadgummit!!! I am trying to get it working
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 10:59:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 11:02:54 AM EDT
As a WWII buff, it's very cool to see these places. I would love to go!
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:09:05 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:23:40 AM EDT
Who maintains these monuments and grave sites , The French or an U.S. organization ?
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:26:51 AM EDT
Great Pics! This picture here is the exact place where they filmed the movie "The Longest Day" at Point Du Hoc. [img]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/952cefb9/bc/dday/__hr_ph3.jpg?bcl0N98Agj1O83sR[/img]
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:33:44 AM EDT
thank you for taking and posting the pictures. and thanks to those who were there in june of '44.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:03:09 AM EDT
Who maintains these monuments and grave sites , The French or an U.S. organization ?
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There were signs that said the sites were maintained by the US Commission for batttlefield monumnets. On another note, Although I get pissed at the French for many things. It was really cool to drive through little french villiages and see monuments to the US. In a town called Avarrnaches(sp?) we were looking for a gas station and came up to the town center round-a-bout. There stood a towering monolith that simply had PATTON carved on it, and sitting in front of it was a Sherman tank. This was where Patton broke through the NAZI lines during operation Cobra.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:07:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
Who maintains these monuments and grave sites , The French or an U.S. organization ?
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There were signs that said the sites were maintained by the US Commission for batttlefield monumnets. On another note, Although I get pissed at the French for many things. It was really cool to drive through little french villiages and see monuments to the US. In a town called Avarrnaches(sp?) we were looking for a gas station and came up to the town center round-a-bout. There stood a towering monolith that simply had PATTON carved on it, and sitting in front of it was a Sherman tank. This was where Patton broke through the NAZI lines during operation Cobra.
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Pointe du Hoc is US Territory. The bravery of the men of Lt. Col. Rudder impressedo so much the French, that this piece of land was donated by the French Govt. to the US one.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:31:23 AM EDT
Cool pics, bubba Hallowed ground. Paolo - I wasn't aware Pont du Hoc was US territory. The Frenchies got one right!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 10:48:59 AM EDT
Nice pics, I hope to get there myself someday.
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