Actual date of this event: 12 July
Coming up with a plan for our very long day on Saturday wasn't easy. As I mentioned in my previous post, the research for a Normandy trip took a bit more work than usual. Obviously, I planned out about how long it take to drive from each thing we knew we wanted to visit, but I also expected that we would make random stops along the way to see various memorials and sites that we did not know existed. We stayed on schedule for most of our stops though. Weather was dreary and a bit cold when we left in the morning, but within a few hours, the sun was shining which was terrific for coastal views, but the lack of wind made us regret the decision to wear jeans.
Kristen, for the idea).
Other Normandy posts: Caen. the Landing Beaches, La Fiere, French Cathedrals
The German forces expected the Normandy invasion to occur around Calais (where we arrived by ferry in France) rather than the five beaches much farther west along the coast. On June 6, 1944, 156,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel by 8am to begin liberation of Europe.