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More photos from 111th family members

We have received many new photos in the past month, from former CO Captain Art Brooks; from Gene Karl’s daughter, Donna Leitzke; and from Leroy Brannon’s widow, Lillian. 275 more words

Men Of The 111th Ordnance Company

Skies, seas, and Cherbourg

I’ve been to Cherbourg in Normandy twice, each time was a three-day stay. Yet, I’ve never written about it. For a period of time, the circumstances under which I made these visits bore too much burden on my heart and my mind. 583 more words


Dublin to Mont St Michel

A mammoth cycle into a headwind and it took me most of the day. Thankfully I set off from Malahide before sunrise so I had enough time to get there. 274 more words


Day Twenty-Four : All over bar the shouting.

Next to last day in France little more than a day in transit. Other than being woken at 4am by two French donkeys poking their heads into the hootchie lazed in bed till close to 0800. 1,070 more words

Sideville, Normandy 1944 and 2014

70 years ago in the summer of 1944 while serving in Cherbourg in Company C, 3110th Signal Service Battalion, Felix A. Cizewski and four other GIs were photographed at Bois du Mont du Roc, Sideville, Normandy. 129 more words

World War II

Day Twenty Three: The fallen comrade.....

Contemplated doing nothing on account of feeling so shit but firm believer that best cure for shortness of breath and intermittent, stabbing chest pains is a 60km cycle to the beach and back. 832 more words

Film Recommendation: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Catherine┬áDeneuve at the train station, begging her lover to stay, promising she would wait for him, knowing it couldn’t possibly be true: Jacques Demy’s fantastically grand musical… 125 more words

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