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Colors of Bayeux

Its quiet around here. You can even hear footsteps of people on the sidewalk. The occasional barking of dogs and birds chirping here and there. The sound of the steady stream can be heard too. The rustling of the gentle breeze on the trees, the occasional church bells, and some shouts by kids playing about. Its generally peaceful and all these elements seem to play the tune of peace in unison.

 

But almost 60 years ago, this place was a witness to one of the greatest battles and invasions in military history. Bayeux is just a few miles inland, from the Normandy beaches -- where the allies landed to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany. Paratroopers from the allies landed and scattered around Bayeux and neighboring towns in the opening stages of D-Day. If you think these structures are all too familiar, then you probably have seen those world war II documentaries and movies -- and that TV series "Band of Brothers".

 

Bayeux, Normandy

France

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Taken on April 3, 2009