GBI in Normandy

GBI visited Normandy on 5–9 June 2014 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the D Day. Map below shows some of our destinations.

Map of GBI destinations in Normandy

The Journey There

The Germans discuss whether to use them but the French are already using them: road tolls. One just has to find out how the toll booth works.

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Afterwards one can enjoy the ride and the view, e.g. crossing of the Seine estuary and Pont de Normandie in Le Havre.

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Batterie de Crisbecq

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Utah Beach

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A heavy traffic jam forced us to make a stop in the nearby town of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. We used the opportunity to check out some old military vehicles – and their drivers.

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Fuel saving procedures were in place.

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Arromanches-les-Bains

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Pointe du Hoc

One could see not only old veterans…

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Sainte-Mère-Église

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The Journey Back

Low pressure system “Ela” chased us. In Verdun we were two hours away from the front.

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GBI will visit Normandy for D Day in 2017, too!