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"Hedgerows and Orchards" Top 5 Page for this destination France Things to Do Tip by 807Wheaton

France Things to Do: 1,475 reviews and 1,979 photos

  A walk along Omaha Beach
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  • A walk along Omaha Beach - France
      A walk along Omaha Beach
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  • Cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach - France
      Cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach
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  • Walking toward Utah Beach - France
      Walking toward Utah Beach
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  • The American Cemetery - France
      The American Cemetery
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On our drive into the Bayeux area we saw the hedgerows that caused the Americans so much trouble with their tanks. The hedgerows grew up over the ancient stone walls that were there originally. As we drove we listened to a narration about the Normandy Invasion.
Driving into St. Lo we heard about Major Thomas Howie who was killed the day before St. Lo was captured. The area we drove through was absolute chaos during the time of the invasion. The town of St. Lo was rebuilt and is now a modern town, although we did catch a glimpse here and there of quaint old buildings that had been preserved.
We drove through orchards before we came to the American Cemetery.
There were a few clouds in the sky when we were there at 4 PM and a haze was forming over the bluffs of Omaha. The waves were very gentle as we walked along the shore.

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  • Written Oct 19, 2005
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