19 strong left Albert Pier 7.30am Saturday 18th July on-board Manche Isles Granville vessel met by coach and drove up to Overlord Museum near American Cemetery. The Museum was absolutely amazing, Damien and Grahame suggest that it is the best Museum in Normandy now.
After visiting the party took refreshment in the restaurant across the roundabout called Hotel D L’Hostreiere. Next stop was the Musee D. DAY OMAHA which is housed in Omaha beach’s Hospital. There were many artefacts in the area outside. Starting with a Sechsschartenturme in all its glory and a Cupola that would have been on the 4.7 Casemate at Milbrook. The party also had refreshments of Beer soft drinks and ice-creams.
It was then onto Utah Beach visiting the Musee Du Debarquement exhibits inside included a fully restored B26 DUKW LWT Higgins boat and too much more to mention.
Our last stop took us to the Batterie De Crisbecq where you can take a tour around the whole site and view the large case mates which housed the 21 cm canons it was then back to Granville with time for a restaurant stop and then boat back to Jersey.
Malcolm Manners, text by Noel Le Fondré