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Normandy Day 1

My first day in Normandy I went to the D-day Beaches ( specifically Omaha) and the American Cemetery.  This turned into a bit more of an adventure than I had planned on.  208 more words


Six Armies In Normandy

The book I read to research this post was Six Armies In Normandy by John Keegan which is an excellent book which I bought on kindle. 352 more words


22 April 1944

Sergeant Carl Weinke and Private First Class Ernest Marjoram, Signal Corps cameramen, wading through stream while following infantry troops in forward area during invasion at a beach in New Guinea. 214 more words


Bombardment of Rouen April 1944

April 1944, could undoubtable be seen as one of Rouen’s darkest hours.  70 years ago to the day saw the beginning of the bombardment of Rouen by the allies; Rouen under the stronghold of the Germans broke as 6000 shells rained down from the sky. 239 more words


Organizers of the Tamerville Memorial and our hosts

These are the people of Tamerville, France who researched and organized the memorial that includes my late father’s Signal Corps company.

When Cheryl A. Robinson and I travel to Tamerville for the May 31, 2014 dedication ceremony they will also our hosts. 247 more words

Second World War

Omaha Beach

One of my favourite documentary photographs that I took while walking along Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Its difficult to imagine the lose of life that this beach has witnessed.

30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 20

Day 20: Resurrecting the Past – Write a narrative poem that brings an actual historical event to back life.

His weapon slung over his shoulder, 243 more words