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Airborne Museum - Sainte Mère Église

Posted by Koppi on 06 Jun 2019, 22:05

My contribution. 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
Report in German and English.

https://thrifles.blogspot.com/2019/06/a ... glise.html

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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Jun 2019, 15:31

Excellent stuff Koppi.

I went there some time ago. Very poignant with the John Steele memorial draped over the church.

A parachuting friend of mine shook hands with a ninety four year old English paratrooper at Pegasus bridge yesterday after the guy had done a tandem jump. Ninety four!

Very moving

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Koppi on 07 Jun 2019, 21:56

Hi Chris,

ahh. Yesterday I read something about that tandem Jump of the two veterans. Great.
Two friends of mine met also a Veteran two days ago, Arnold Ray Lambert. He was very, very polite to them. In my opinion that's not easy for a veteran, facing some germans there. For me as a german always a strange and oppressive feeling.
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Posted by Graeme on 08 Jun 2019, 16:59

What an incredible display! Thanks very much for posting this.

That model depicting the parachute drop is fabulous.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Jun 2019, 07:32

Hi Koppi.

Nothing to worry about.

Your parents chose which side you are on and the state then tells you where you are going.

I have dived the underwater battlefield of Normandy and have seen Point du Hoc from the bottom and the top.

When I said to a veteran ‘ I do not know how you did it’, the reply was, ‘ we had no choice’.

Old men make wars and young men fight them.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Koppi on 09 Jun 2019, 08:50

Thanks Graeme and my special thanks to Chris for your words.
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