Normandy

Posted by Pat on October 11, 2019 in Travel |

5-10 October 2019 In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. – Herodotus Listening to Beethoven’s Fifth Sympathy as background music for opening scenes of The Longest Day is an appropriate introduction to what will be a week of museums and sites which tell the story of the longest day in […]

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Caen, France

Posted by Pat on October 8, 2019 in Travel |

4 October 2019 I admit, I am underwhelmed with the city of Caen. However, it’s an easy reach by train from Paris, it has some historical sites, one terrific museum, and is a good location from which to rent a car with which to explore Normandy. And, I should not be too critical. Post-War reconstruction […]

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