The beach in December.
Felt like The Australian way, until we got out of the bus. 3 degrees…. scorching!
Today we ventured to beaches of the D-Day landings and Arromanches 360 degree cinema.
Paddy summed the film experience brilliantly…”an emotional tug of war.”
For the first time on this trip, we were exposed to the harsh realities faced by civilians during the aerial bombings of WW2.
Allied victories were celebrated, Churchill’s idea for Mulberry Harbor was commended, but the little boy hugging a kitten in the war torn rubble of France showed a very personal, innocent side to war.
Again: the American cemetery was a sea of white. White crosses. Row after row.
Looking at the calm beach today, you would never have imagined the horrific battle; a battle between infrastructure, soliders, machines and civilians, had occurred on June 6th 1944.