Posted by: nancycurteman | May 14, 2010

Normandy Beaches: A Glimpse into WW II History

Most of us have some connection with World War II whether it be through history books or perhaps relatives or grandparents who participated in it in some way either at home or abroad. A trip to France would not be complete without a visit to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy. Battlebus is a tour company out of Bayeux, a lovely Normandy city.  This family-run tour company provides guided visits to the D-Day Beaches and Battlefields in Minibuses that seat no more than 8 people. The guides have a personal  history,  knowledge, and interest  in WW II. For example, one guide’s mother was born in Normandy in 1944 with the help of American soldiers who drove his pregnant grandmother in their jeep to Carentan so she could deliver safely . How great would it be to experience World War II through the stories of these guides?

photo by gallery.pictopia


  1. Just so glad that the “good guys” won!!!


  2. It took me a while to find it, but your picture reminded me of this:

    Normandy 1944

    They are the empty places
    They are the ragged bundles on the shore
    Emptied of their love and all they saw
    Converted into memories
    Not wanting to
    Yet went
    That was brave
    No Game
    No masquerade
    They did not come home
    So while there lives a memory
    While there is an empty place
    An unforgotten face
    Leave them their dignity
    Those who died seriously
    Normandy 1944

    Egal Bohen


    • The feeling tone of this piece goes straight to the heart of the tragedy and triumph of Normandy in 1944. Thank you for sharing it.


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