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John D. Kelly died before getting his Medal of Honor

The first priority of the American troops landing at Omaha and Utah beaches on D-Day was to establish a foothold on the continent, which they were able to do by sundown on June 6, 1944. 1,085 more words


French Navy Ship Flamant in West India Dock

After a relatively quiet period in West India Dock, we welcome the arrival of French Navy ship Flamant (P676).

Flamant is a Flamant class patrol boats of the French Navy used for fishery monitoring, search and rescue, and patrolling France’s coastal waters. 88 more words

Dock Life

There's a new pâtissier in town

Over in Blighty, Mary Berry and the Great British Bake Off have sent us all a little cake crazy. Across the Channel in France, sensational patisserie has never been out of fashion. 510 more words

Local Producers

The Storm

October 1992, all aboard! We were heading for Cherbourg to catch the St Killian II bound for Ireland. We checked the weather forecast on TV at lunchtime after the news, just before leaving; weather’s fine for sailing. 1,724 more words


The Battle of Hastings

14 October, 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.  The Bayeux Tapestry is a depiction of that battle.  Around the 900th Jubiliee of the Battle of Hastings, there was an obituary published in the London daily, ‘The Times’: 763 more words

Better The Devil You Know? - A Titanic Short Story by Graham Brown

After The Weekend

It’s Monday morning, about ten to nine, and the town centre office is coming to life. Deirdre, a woman of indeterminate age, which never seems to alter, is always first to arrive. 1,905 more words

The little canals to the sea.

We have come to the end of our canal adventure after two months, and now passepartout is sitting in the marina in Cherbourg getting ready for a refit over winter.  1,452 more words