Some Snaps of a Quick Motorcycle Ride to France

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There has been a lot in the media over the last few weeks about the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Codenamed Operation Overlord, D-Day was the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, leading to restoration of the French Republic, and contributing to an Allied victory in the war.

I don’t know about you, but with all the coverage of the anniversary, my knowledge of what happened that day has increased immensely. But nothing has helped more than actually visiting some of the D-Day sites over in France a couple of weeks ago.

We decided to take the bikes over to France to visit some First and Second World War sites. Just a small handful – we were only away for a few days – but it was great to explore. We visited Dunkirk Beach, the Somme, Thiepval Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, Omaha Beach, Longues sur Mer Battery and Mont Saint-Michel, and rode through lots of other places.

Naturally I had my phone with me, and so here is a selection of snaps from our short trip. Hope you like!

Dunkirk Beach

Dunkirk Beach

Dunkirk Beach

First World War Battlefield in the Somme

Memorial to the Missing

Memories of Home

Thiepval Cemetery

Thiepval Cemetery

Thiepval Cemetery

La Tringale

Omaha Beach

American Cemetery, Omaha Beach

American Cemetery, Omaha Beach

American Cemetery, Omaha Beach

Longues Sur Mer Battery

Longues Sur Mer Battery

Longues Sur Mer Battery

Longues Sur Mer Battery

Longues Sur Mer Battery

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

My bike at La Tringale

Photos are taken on a combination of iPhone 5 and my Olympic point and shoot.

 

3 Responses

  1. I can’t believe you were in Dunkirk and we didn’t meet up for a drink ! Great photos 🙂

    • I didn’t know that’s where you were 🙂 To be honest we were there for half an hour while it was bright and sunny… and then ran away once we noticed the storm coming (which obviously caught up with us and soaked us!). Next time!

  2. Don’t worry, I guessed as much ! xx

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