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Old 06-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #631
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My seven year old Guzzi and my twelve year old son at the church of Saint Mere Eglise, Normandy, France on a recent 'Father and Son' tour of the D Day battlefields

Note the D Day Paratrooper memorial on the spire.

The early landings, at about 0140 directly on the town, resulted in heavy casualties for the paratroopers. Some buildings in town were on fire that night, and they illuminated the sky, making easy targets of the descending men. Some were sucked into the fire. Many hanging from trees and utility poles were shot before they could cut loose. The German defenders were alerted.

A famous incident involved paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. He hung there limply for two hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. Steele later escaped from the Germans and rejoined his division when US troops of the 3rd Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment attacked the village, capturing thirty Germans and killing another eleven. The incident was portrayed in the movie The Longest Day by actor Red Buttons.
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in 2012 my riding companion and I were there too :)



my bike is just left of the Peugeot, also a Moto Guzzi (V7 Classic)

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:21 PM   #632
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:51 AM   #633
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:12 AM   #634
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:37 PM   #635
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:18 AM   #636
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #637
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The underground Ioann of Suceava Orthodox church ( Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy, S Ukraine ) built upon a water sping:







The small pink building in the middle picture is actually no more than the overground cover for the passage to the underground church.

That is awesome. I can picture my relatives singing Svjatyj Boze in a church like that.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:32 PM   #638
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High tension cabin dressed up as a chapel.

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Old 06-15-2014, 02:13 PM   #639
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My fellow Harley owner over in Fursenewth tells me there’s a story attached to the site of the current big house which asserts that the Cornish mustered in the barn here the night before the battle of Hingston Down in 838 (http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/history/ancient/).

More on the two manors here ... http://thebridgeclubfive.blogspot.co...?view=flipcard
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Late XIXth cent. church now being restored in a village west of Kiev:

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