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The Maisy Battery–2019

(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia) Sometime in 1943 the German occupying force in Normandy began construction of a coastal gun battery near the inland village of...

Normandy Chateau Housed Famous Journalist Camp

VOUILLY, France—Some of the biggest names in journalism camped out in tents in front of a medieval chateau while covering the epic battles of...

Medics Showed Bravery at Norman Church

ANGOVILLE-AU-PLAIN, France—An off-the-beaten-path medieval church was the scene of unbelievable heroism on a week in 1944 full of valor. At the Romanesque church at Angoville-au-Plain,...

D-Day Beaches’ UNESCO Bid Delayed

Sad quote: [T]he UNESCO committee responsible for reviewing such applications decided last year to take a step back and figure out how to deal with what it calls “sites associated with memories of recent conflicts.” A meeting on the matter is scheduled for next year.

Hedgerows Were Deadly to Fight In…

This video, taken during the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, shows the thickness of the hedgerows in Normandy. These...

Mapping the Battle of Normandy

Mapping the Battle of Normandy Click the link above for more information...and cool maps!

Normandy Beaches Candidate for World Heritage Status

It's about time! Many tourists use these beaches as, well, beaches. People lay around on them in swim suits and...
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