An absolutely OUTSTANDING Day.
Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux | mar 2020
Exceptional day-long small group tour of Normandy D-Day Battlefields with terrific tour-guide Rom. Clear reservation confirmation and reminder. Timely pick up...
Rom was incredibly knowledgeable and gave terrific context and specific detail about the numerous (but not too many) sites. We covered Marie St. Eglise and the associated museums about the details of the Pathfinder and paratrooper landings that preceded the landings on Omaha and Utah beaches. Terrific stories that were personal, emotional -- and none of the time did we feel we were getting a "canned" spiel. He answered our questions... had just the right amount of info and time spent. Great balance between structure and freedom.
We moved on to Utah Beach... walked out on the beach... showed us incredible "then and now" photos with real people and associated stories, particularly about the Roosevelt cafe (later named). Went on to Pointe du Hoc and view bomb craters and German Bunkers. Incredible to see first hand. Then to other sites including Omaha Beach. Context well balanced with facts (stunning!) and again human stories. I never understood the scale of the battle of Normandy on this emotional AND intellectual level. While standing on Omaha beach, a man walking his dog came up to us to show us to fistfull's of bullets that were lying on the sand. He gave us each one. 75 years later this stuff is still showing up.
Of course the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer was the capstone of the day. Powerful. Evocative. Humbling. Emotional. We happened to arrive whebn a veran's family members were helping cemetery staff to fold the flag being taken down to TAPS. Not a dry eye.
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