This was the coldest, bleakest and saddest day of our trip ...... the beaches of Normandy. This memorial sculpture on the sand at Omaha beach was the only glimmer of joy that day. Bunkers, remnants of Arromanches, a pre fabricated harbour built by the British, war stories of the brave men on D-Day, museums showcasing the war and various strategies ...... and the cold.
As is often the case - the photographs have their own beauty but do not speak of the horrors or the grief. The sculpture is a magnificent memorial of all those who lost their lives on those beaches and also to the beginning of the end of the Second World War.