Top France Beaches
Good day, I am here in Paris right now, but I’m gonna get on this bus and take a beautiful ride through the countryside that will take me to Normandy. You’ve all heard of Normandy. It’s where the Allied Forces fought against Nazi occupied France, World War II. It’s gonna be really interesting, let’s go! Okay, I’ve just gotten off the bus and I’m here at the Memorial de Caen and this place is dedicated to all sorts of artifacts pertaining to World War II and it’s time to learn some new information, let’s go. The exhibits in this museum are absolutely sobering and the destruction caused by humanity is hard to comprehend but it’s good insight into what happened here in Normandy.
Off to our next stop, let’s go. It blows my mind to think that there were 150,000 Allied Forces out there storming these beaches, attacking all the Germans that were waiting right here. I am in a busted up old bunker and this is where all the Germans holed up with their giant canons pointed at the ocean waiting for the Allied Forces. So this is not a naturally occurring hole in the ground, you can probably guess what it is.
This is a mortar hole from airplanes dropping bombs, and they’re still here. But at least they’re filled with beautiful flowers. You know, seeing the beaches that I’ve read about in history, it gives it whole new meaning, seeing it in person. And fighting for our country, it gives me a glowing pride for home. Not until you come here do you realize the scale of the loss of troops that were here. And as I walk around, it really make me proud to be an American, knowing what my brothers and sisters fought for, for Europe and for the world.
France – Omaha Beach
This is the famous, or infamous, Omaha Beach and this is one of five beaches that was attacked at Normandy. It’s also one of the most significant battles that led to the allied forces defeating Germany. Visiting Omaha Beach is kind of a solemn experience, you know, people are out here having a great time, running around, but this is the sight of one of the bloodies battles in World War II.
12. La Rochelle
And it’s just something that reminds you that our freedom is something that took a lot of fighting and a lot of death and so we gotta respect those that came here. I’m in a busted up old bunker and this is where all the Germans were holed up with their giant canons pointed at the ocean waiting for the Allied Forces.
This is not a naturally occurring hole in the ground, you can probably guess what it is. This is a mortar hole from airplanes dropping bombs, and they’re still here. At least they’re filled with beautiful flowers.
I’m now at the American Memorial Cemetery above Omaha Beach and, as you can see, there are thousands and thousands of little white crosses. And the cool thing is, they’re all facing toward the west, the United States.
Not until you come here do you realize the scale of the loss of troops that were here. And as I walk around, it really makes me proud to be an American, knowing what my brothers and sisters fought for, for Europe and for the world.
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