D Day visit

Plush chairs, maps , light tables and sand trays, efficent WAAFs and crusty Admirals , curtained windows and scrambled phones...the place to talk about the annual big game and those sort of events...and all the recruiting and planning of such
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D Day visit

Postby MontysDouble » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:26 pm

I was in Normandy last week visiting D Day sites and museums. I've posted some pictures for anyone who is interested on my site, in the WW II Gallery, pages 3-5.
http://www.freewebs.com/talesfromghq/wwiigallery.htm
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Postby Admin Fella » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:51 pm

Thanks for sharing. Looks great.

I liked the photo of Merville Battery, it look like a well prepared position, i did not realise it was such. I noticed Teddy Jnr, died on 12 July and got the Medal of Honour? i only read of him briefly the other day with regard to DDay, What did he get the Medal for?

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Postby MontysDouble » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:32 am

BattleScape wrote: I noticed Teddy Jnr, died on 12 July and got the Medal of Honour? i only read of him briefly the other day with regard to DDay, What did he get the Medal for?

I believe he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his Leadership on Utah Beach on 6 June 1944.
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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:22 am

That is a very anachronistic sherman at St Mere-Eglise!

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Postby Cardinal Biggles » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:27 am

Thanks for that Dave, quite moving..

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Postby Admin Fella » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:14 pm

MontysDouble wrote:I believe he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his Leadership on Utah Beach on 6 June 1944.


Ahh yes, i remember him taking over things when he landed.

Nice pictures, thanks again.


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