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Old 06-08-2019, 08:52 AM
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I remember the 1994 D-Day celebrations in the Netherlands. They renamed the Dutch ww2 museum grounds in Overloon "Liberty Park" and invited a lot of veterans from all sides over. They also had a great parade of former troops and rebuilt a lot of historic vehicles. It was a true feast for history-minded people. When we go to Europe I show my son everything.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:24 PM
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LCT 7074 Landing Craft
One of the few landing craft left. She operated on D-Day. She was in Liverpool from 1948. Awaiting restoration she sunk in Wallasey Dock. She was raised and taken to Portmouth where restoration is ongoing.


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Old Today, 05:15 PM
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I did a privately guided tour from Normandy , thru the significant towns in the battle and eventually up to Paris.

In Normandy we went to a restaurant where the owner took us to his basement where he had a bunch of uniforms, equipment and such from both sides of the conflict.

The Normandy Cemetery was profound to see. Our guide indicated some of the german graves had more than one occupant.

In Falaise, our guide had arranged with a local farmer to use the guide’s metal detector and yep, we found spent bullets, buckles from german belts. Pretty well encased in rust/dirt but light cleaning was dine.

It was a trip I would like to do again.
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