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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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May 22 2010 7 22 /05 /May /2010 13:22

American Cemetery Normandy Colleville-sur-mer 013This year commemorates the 66th year since the Normandy Landings on the 6th of June 1944, D-Day.  Thousands of men and women gave their lives in the liberation of Northern France.  Their graves are the permanent and visible symbol of their heroic devotion and their sacrifice in the common cause of humanity.

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