The Top 10 Normandy sights to see in this region of France: Mont St. Michel, D-Day landing beaches, market towns painted by the Impressionist painters.

The Top 10 Normandy sights to see in this region of France: Mont St. Michel, D-Day landing beaches, market towns painted by the Impressionist painters.

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On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy landings through the courtesy of their graphic designers. Each infographic has a link to the source opriginal. This…

On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy landings through the courtesy of their graphic designers. Each infographic has a link to the source opriginal. This…

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9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6

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D-Day Beaches (France). 'This is one of France’s most emotional journeys. The broad stretches of fine sand and breeze-blown bluffs are quiet now, but early on 6 June 1944 the beaches of northern Normandy were a cacophony of gunfire and explosions. Just up the hill from Omaha Beach, the long rows of symmetrical gravestones at the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial bear solemn testimony to the horrible price paid for France’s liberation.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/normandy

D-Day Beaches (France). 'This is one of France’s most emotional journeys. The broad stretches of fine sand and breeze-blown bluffs are quiet now, but early on 6 June 1944 the beaches of northern Normandy were a cacophony of gunfire and explosions. Just up the hill from Omaha Beach, the long rows of symmetrical gravestones at the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial bear solemn testimony to the horrible price paid for France’s liberation.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/normandy

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Arromanches ~ Gold Beach ~ Normandy ~ France ~ Remains of the Allied "floating pier" from World War II.

Arromanches ~ Gold Beach ~ Normandy ~ France ~ Remains of the Allied "floating pier" from World War II.

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Beaches of Normandy, France - Visited during the 60th anniversary party, very solemn and patriotic. Once and a lifetime experience!

Beaches of Normandy, France - Visited during the 60th anniversary party, very solemn and patriotic. Once and a lifetime experience!

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Where to Visit in Normany to Discover the History of D-Day | Made From History
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Les Braves statues, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France   I cannot wait to see this! A
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Our trip to the beaches of Normandy and the Canadian War Cemetery in France.
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