Ce jour-là, souffla un vent de Liberté
On that day a wind of freedom was blowing
On 22 June 1944, it was the beginning of freedom for some and the beginning of the end for others. Thats morning, while the weather was very bad, a great armada landed on Normandy beaches. It was the starting on the freedom way that will lead the Allies to liberate the other occupied countries, till the end of hostilities. At last ! This was the victory of good against evil, the Cross of Lorraine against the cross of iron and the other without mentioning it. The Americans landed in greatest number, but there were also British, Australians, Canadians, French and others nationalities that I forgot and I apologize. Normandy beaches are a major place of pilgrimage for veterans.La pointe du Hoc avec sa falaise
Pointe du Hoc with its cliff
Monument erected in tribute to the Rangers who climbed the cliff
Many have drowned in the swamps and were killed in Sainte-Mere-Eglise before touching land. The parachute of Soldier John Steele stayed hanging to the bell-tower of the church for several hour with bells ringing near his ears before to be took down by his brothers in arms.
and the famous little Café near the bridge.
Hommage à tous ces valeureuxs soldats qui sont venus mourrir en Normandie pour notre Liberté, sans oublier tous les autres.
Tribute to all those brave soldiers who came and died in Normandy for our Freedom, without forgetting all the others.
Today a long post for the Longest day.