The French have services around their memorials in the smallest of villages here on May 8th as well as June and November.
This morning we went to collect a take away from a local restaurant and saw a man we have seen several times at the same spot. He started talking about the landings and how many soldiers and countries were involved. They have forgotten nothing.
Not far from Calais there is a town called St Omer and nearby is where Hitler built his bunkers to fire the V2 rockets over London. Luckily he was not too successful as British reconnaissance showed something was going on and although not sure exactly what the RAF sent bombers in and kept destroying everything. That part of the coast received really awful treatment because they were the closest part of France to Britain and the fear was that they were sending messages etc,
The place is now a museum and very interesting but we could not stay for the end of the films as it was so upsetting.
And of course if you are near Limoges,- Oradour sur Glan is a real eye opener at what man can do to man.
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