France - D-day Coast - Memorials - 2

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Along the D-day coast at Normandy there are at lot of small memorial sites, statues, historical building and historical places that are not a part of any  museum, but they add to the understanding of the magnitude of the D-day operation on the 6th of June 1944. In this photo section you can find pictures from some of these more "unknown" places.  
 
Normandy

This house is said to be the first house in France to be liberated on the morning of D-day - 6th of June 1944.This house is said to be the first house in France to be liberated on the morning of D-day - 6th of June 1944.

This house is said to be the first house in France to be liberated on the morning of D-day - 6th of June 1944.
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A memorial plaque outside the house that is said to be the first house in France to be liberated on the morning of D-day - 6th of June 1944.

A memorial plaque outside the house that is said to be the first house in France to be liberated on the morning of D-day - 6th of June 1944.
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A special Sherman DD tank is used as a memorial. These tanks should have be able to swim ashore, but most of them sank due to the bad weather on the morning of June the 6th 1944.

A special Sherman DD tank is used as a memorial. These tanks should have be able to swim ashore, but most of them sank due to the bad weather on the morning of June the 6th 1944.
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The special Sherman DD tank seen from another angle.

The special Sherman DD tank seen from another angle.
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A rather special National Guard D-day memorial can also be found at the D-day coast.

A rather special National Guard D-day memorial can also be found at the D-day coast.
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A German World War II costal strongpoint - with its gun still in place - is now a reminder of the D-day landing.

A German World War II costal strongpoint - with its gun still in place - is now a reminder of the D-day landing.
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Find a list of all the D-day museums and sights here
 


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