A picturesque detail in the tiny village of Honfleur, France
The most famous sector of the Allied Invasion during Normandy Landing in 1944.
Among the five sectors of the invasion, Omaha Beach was the most well-defended by German troops.
The battle on this beach is remembered as one of the most violent of World War II.
The 9387 white crosses look West, towards the Motherland the soldiers left without coming back
This is one of the beaches where the 6th of June 1944 Allied landed during D-Day operations.
The visit to this place, kept for posterity, gets even more touching and more respectful during a silent, cloudy, rainy day.
The beach in front of this small village was called “Gold Beach” sector during Normandy Landing in World War II. Note the “Mulberry harbours” built by British troops in the sea in 1944 with the purpose of temporary docks, still present nowadays.
On the rocky tidal island a church was built during the 8th century AD, dedicated to Saint Michel (Saint Michael )
Detail of the houses in northern France
The city has always had a bond with sea, pirates and Privateers.
Saint-Malo during the Middle Ages was a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance River, controlling not only the estuary but the open sea beyond.
Medieval bastions, towers and castles are still present nowadays.
View of the English Channel from Saint-Malo.
During summer, in Brittany, the sunset occurs after 10 pm.
Picturesque Harbor of Honfleur, France, painted many times by artists like Claude Monet.
Characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, tall and narrow, that remind of Northern architectural style.
In the early morning of 6 June 1944 US paratroopers Divisions (Airborne) occupied this town.
Parachute Memorial remembers soldier John Steele: his parachute was caught during D-Day, leaving him hanging. The wounded paratrooper hung there for a couple of hours, pretending to be dead. German troops took him prisoner but he managed to escape.