When we went to France we went to The Normandy Invasion Sites. Aka Operation Overlord aka D Day.
The French in Normandy seriously love Americans because they know we saved them. This is a sketch of one of the Canadian cemeteries at Birn Sur Mer. We were there on Veterans Day and many of the people on the tour had uncles buried there leaving roses on their graves. The Canadian DDay Museum a fascinating place that looks like a maple leaf from above. It’s made with aluminum sheathing that glows in the light.
Arrowmanche which still has implacements from the invasion in their harbor. I almost got left behind by the bus while I was drawing this sketch. 🤣 We suffer for our art.
Ranville. The first city the Allies freed in Normandy also a site of another allied cemetery. The church is still pockmarked with canon shell holes.
Mushrooms outside another museum we visited. Pegasus Bridge Museum where the British paratroopers landed BEFORE the D Day invasion. Out of the 600 that parachuted in only 165 survived the nights shooting.
Another page I just dug up. The leader of the British paratroopers.
The invasion maps. – The la song sites -Utah Omaha Gold Juno and Sword Beaches – among rh coast of Normandy near Bayeux home of the famous tapestry and Areowmanches where the Bristish established Mulberry harbor a temporary port for the allies. Remnants of it can still be seen today.
Memorial at the American cemetery at Omaha Beach.
More Omaha beach pictures. One thing you can say about France sunny one minute cloudy and raining the next.
The bravery of these men was amazing and we and the French will all be forever grateful. The stories of them abound still in Normandie.
Oh bytw several shows on tonite on the National Geographic channel with actual footage from the invasions tonite. Have my dvr set.
Margaret getting ready to eat her chicken noodle soup. Xoxoxo