Sunday, 8 September 2013


One of the Normandy Beaches
Richards passion is war history and what he doesn't know you could write on the back on a postage stamp
So in 2010 Richard and I went on a Battlefield Tour to Normandy, this was the first time I had done anything like this. You couldn't really call it a holiday as the schedule is very busy

I have to say this was very heart wrenching and you would have to have a heart of stone not to feel any emotion.  To stand in the same spot as those brave men was very humbling.

Here are a few of the many pictures Richard took on the holiday.

 These pictures were taken at the American Cemetery which overlooks Omaha Beach.  Another very moving place with 9,387 American Service Men buried there, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr - son of the president.  After the creation of the cemetery his brother Quentin who had been killed in WW1 was exhumed and buried next to his brother.
 I cried my eyes out whilst walking around here and many of the other cemeteries.

These were taken at Jerusalem Cemetery, which is the smallest in Normandy.  The youngest soldier buried here is J Banks aged 16

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