May 31, 2014
PARIS IS A DUMP, BUT NORMANDY WAS AWESOME (hire a guide though):
D-Day gratitude kept alive in France (CATHERINE GASCHKA AND ANGELA CHARLTON, May 31, 2014, AP)
Even if the invasion was a mistake. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 31, 2014 8:19 AMSAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France (AP) -- Andree Auvray, nine months pregnant, was hiding from German bombings in a Normandy ditch with her husband one night in June 1944 when their dogs started barking. The shadows of three soldiers appeared."We both came out to see what was going on," she recalls. She initially thought the men were the Nazi occupiers who had upended life in her quiet farming village. "And then I said 'No, it's not the Germans!'The soldiers were Americans. D-Day had begun.