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Villers-Bocage Then & Now......

Article about: Just spent a most enjoyable week in Normandy, with V-B as our 'local' town. As has been said many times, there's not much to see. But if you have a good selection of books the 'Wittmann' loc

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    My visit to Saumur Tank Museum.. the highlight?

    This Tiger..
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    I keep promising myself I'll get there....one of these days !

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    Will be going there for about half a day when I am on holiday at the beginning of July. Looking forward to it.

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    When you stand next to the Tiger and see it in those colours, surely it is like going back in time.

    This is what our troops saw, and this is what awaits them:

    The 88mm gun KwK 36 L/56.
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    If I ever get the chance I'll be back there like a shot, absolutely loved it.
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    Luckily i get to go Three times a year , Last time i was there they had just got this original Sherman DD out !


    Villers-Bocage Then & Now......
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I had a little "mooch" myself when at Saumur, just a little "I'm lost" walk..

    Hoping to see any hidden gems?

    I found this..
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