La Cambe
Omaha beach
Utah beach

In 1994 I made my first tour to the invasion beaches in Normandy. I had always been a time to look and the first opportunity arose when the EO organized a trip to Normandy, because 50 years ago. That was in 1994. It was a tour around all of a few days before the British invasion beaches Gold and Sword, Juno for the Canadians. The Americans landed at Omaha and Utah Even then I realized that I wanted to see much more on your own and I decided to visit the beaches again. So much to see, so because of the time I decided in 1999 the beaches Gold, Juno and Sword to visit. In 2001 I made my third trip to Normandy from June 14 to 17. This time a trip through Omaha and Utah. Yet even at the Pegasus Bridge, because I came along and still the capital of the Calvados Caen. I visited Le Memorial. An interactive museum with many multimedia. You walk as it were through a timeline, covering from 1918 to the present. When visiting the U.S. sectors Omaha and Utah, a visit to Ste Mère Église not be missed. Since it began in the early morning of June 6, 1944 with the dropping of paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division in preparation for landings on the beaches a few hours later. Ste Mère Église it went wrong. It was not intended that the paratroopers in the middle of the place occupied by the Germans ended up, but he did anyway. By darkness, fog and heavy flak came many paratroopers go wrong. Many drowned in the inundated areas around the Germans Ste Mère Eglise. Instead they came to them by German fire. The paratrooper John Steele was lucky. His parachute did catch on the spire and he remained suspended from the tower. Death by pretending to keep the Germans had no interest in him. Today is to see how John Steele has hung in the steeple. You see a dummy of a paratrooper hanging from the steeple. Furthermore, I visited the impressive battery Azeville and German cemetery La Cambe, where the German tank ace Michael Wittman buried.