D-Day – September 2010

 

 

Hotel: Kyriad Caen Sud IF

 

On our return visit to the Kyriad we were delighted to find the place had been upgraded, with a much expanded restaurant area and 'lounge' to cope with the overspill from the bar. Now, if they could just move it to within walking distance of e city centre...

 

Battlefield visits:

 

First day - Pegasus Bridge and British/Canadian Beaches.

 

Pegasus Bridge, Memorial Pegasus Museum, Ranville Cemetery - Airborne graves, British landing beaches - Sword Beach, Juno Beach, Gold Beach. Arromanches museum and Mulberry Harbour.

 

Second day -  American beaches - Omaha and Utah. American Normandy Cemetery at Omaha Beach, US Airborne Museum at St. Mere Eglise, German Cemetery at La Cambe, where German Tiger Ace Michael Wittmann is buried.

Visiting the fallen