Today where are leaving Carentan and our lovely stay at the B&B . If you want to see the landing beaches and the Airborne landings this is one of the best options as you are in the center where the actions has been taking place. Nancy is running a great B&B and even makes her own bread, jam, yoghurt (I wonder what she does not make by her own). The rooms are great and large.
The nature around Carentan is very nice especially if you like Oysters. One road you should drive during dusk is the small road to left side of the river Diver to the 'Parc Naturel Regional des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin'. Just out of Carentan you cross a side arm of the river on a original Bailey bridge. At the end of the long road you can see the sun going down in the see.
In the harbor of Carentan lies an original Landing Craft (PA30-4).
Off we go to Clecy near Caen (and the Falaise pocket)
First part is online. My ww2 'then and now' photo collection of operation Avalanche which was the Allied landings (3 September 1943 – 16 September 1943) on mainland Italy, The main invasion force landed around Salerno on the western coast.
During my holiday in 2007 I made some comparisons photo's of Salerno and surrounding battlefield places. Especially the photo's of Paestum are nice examples of how little has changed and no one is aware of the events that have taken place there.
Now that my new website is online I am working hard to get all of my photo's back online.. This website is better organized and hopefully the maps give a more precise ;ocation on where the pictures are taken. Have fun!