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4 Go Mad in Normandy

In 2013 a group of hardy souls from the Tring Club toured some of the D-Day battlefields and museums. Wanting to avoid the perils of a long sea journey we decided to cross to France by the Channel Tunnel (how useful that would have been in 1944!). So at Ungodly O'clock in the morning on the 6th June we departed our homes and loved ones and set off on a whirlwind tour. 5 nights, 13 museums, two gun batteries, a night-time battle re-enactment and a massed parachute drop later we got home, completely knackered! We had a great time, much Normandy cider and good food was consumed as well. Going when we did was a good move, as there were lots of re-enactors about for the weekend celebrations. We got off to a great start, staying in St Aubin sur Mer we went for a walk on the first night and discovered that the field next to the church was one of the bigger re-enactors camps! I would recommend anyone to give this a go and especially fit in the new Overlord Museum, which opened on 5th June. It has an unsurpassed collection of vehicles, many of them restored to running order.
Literally hundreds of photos were taken and here are a few of them.

Re-enactors camp St Aubin Sur Mer