For several good reasons I decided to leave for Normandy once more.
My first stop was in Lisieux. I wasn´t sure if Sainte Thérèse was „at home“ touring the world, but I wanted to get as close as possible. Later this year or in 2016 you might find out why.
Coincidentally in Bayeux : an interesting exhibition about her.
Manoir d´Argouges in Vaux sur Aure.
The german batteries at Longues sur Mer.
The american cemetery, Omaha Beach and feet on Utah Beach.
Sainte Mère Église
and wonderful Sainte Marie du Mont.
For my upcoming exhibition I „found“ this helmet in Sainte Marie du Mont and took it to Sword Beach the next day,
believing it is a british helmet.
But then, I didn´t look right.. twice
It is not a Mk II, but a Mk I , G. S W 1942 P
and it looks like the ones worn by these soldiers. Doesn´t it?
Is it a Brodie helmet? (A converted british Mk II for the canadian army?)
Can anybody tell me?
And second, silly me: I didn´t exactly check the beach where I took the helmet-pictures.
This is Saint Aubin-sur-mer, close to Place du Canada. So there it is : Juno Beach.
Early in the morning : My time here is up, but I hope…o sigh… to return again.
Before I forget :
The next exhibition of the “ NORMANDY 1944 CYCLE “ is going to be in September (04.09 – 04.10.2015)
in the Bunkerkirche, Düsseldorf.
Greetings for now and welcome in the Bunkerkirche.