This is a pictorial summary of the WW II remnants I saw today. I’ll let the history books be the experts on the wartime details. Suffice it to say that today’s tour gave me a much better understanding of the geography, scale, logistics, strategies, and landscape in Normandy.
After visiting the Normandy American Memorial Cemetary, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the Airborne Museum, and several other places of interest, it’s clear to me that my grandfather’s story is just one of many, many, many awe-inspiring stories, and I’m just beginning to understand all of the layers!
Also, here’s a map. (It’s in German, but since the place names are mostly French, it doesn’t really matter. I think the pictures are informative).