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Bringing a fallen soldier home

KIMT News 3 – The remains of a fallen Iowa hero could be making their way back to our area,  thanks to DNA.

As a Wisconsin journalist, Jed Henry says he wants to bring the remains of Pvt. 295 more words


Unlucky for some: 13 regions

Getting to know the geography of France has been an achievement for me this year – I now know what’s where. However, the French parliament has recently approved a new administrative map of France, which cuts the number of regions from 22 to 13. 221 more words


Soaking... up the culture

At the end of my previous blog post, I wrote that I intended to visit Lille the following weekend, but SNCF had other ideas. The journey was almost impossible due to strikes, so my friends and I decided to go to Rouen, the main city in the Haute Normandie region. 497 more words

Bluebell Railway (14): Normandy

Normandy is an example of a B4 class engine. These were very powerful steam shunting engines. It was built in 1893 and worked for most of its life in Southampton Docks. 69 more words