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Category Archives: France

“The Valley of the Shadow of Death” – Valley of the Somme

Leaving Arras, we drove through the Valley of the Somme heading towards Beaumont Hamel and Vimy Ridge. Poppies and graves litter the landscape. At every intersection there are signs pointing to cemeteries and memorials in every direction. Reading about the Western Front in a history book is one thing. Seeing the magnitude of it is...

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Where Once They Stood | Beaumont Hamel

Beaumont Hamel, Jody Weymouth Photography

Tears streamed down my face. The lump in my throat got bigger. And we had only just entered the parking lot. Growing up I had visited our town library a lot. Behind the desk was a plaque filled with names. Names of all of the men from Grand Bank who had died fighting in World...

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“We will fight them on the beaches.”

Notre Dame Cathedral, Bayeux, France. Jody Weymouth Photograaphy

After our day of exploring the beautiful Versailles we drove north west. The battlefield tour portion of our France trip had begun. In my research I discovered that the town of Bayeux was very close to the D-Day landing beaches. We stayed at a hotel just off of the motorway, on the way to Bayeaux....

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