Commandos (wearing berets) and 9th Battalion men (in helmets and bulky Denison smocks) in Amfreville.

Commandos (wearing berets) and 9th Battalion men (in helmets and bulky Denison smocks) in Amfreville.

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in Cherbourg during a state visit to France, circa 1909. The Tsarina is on the arm of the French president Fallieres.

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in Cherbourg during a state visit to France, circa 1909. The Tsarina is on the arm of the French president Fallieres.

There is a very interesting tale behind the wonderful statue of Napoleon in Cherbourg. Napoleon was vital in the development of the port but did you know Queen Victoria visited and was supposed to attend the statue's unveiling? Something happened in Cherbourg that made her leave in a hurry! And it was all down the the other Napoleon.. more here http://www.normandythenandnow.com/queen-victoria-is-not-amused-in-cherbourg/

There is a very interesting tale behind the wonderful statue of Napoleon in Cherbourg. Napoleon was vital in the development of the port but did you know Queen Victoria visited and was supposed to attend the statue's unveiling? Something happened in Cherbourg that made her leave in a hurry! And it was all down the the other Napoleon.. more here http://www.normandythenandnow.com/queen-victoria-is-not-amused-in-cherbourg/

American forces in Mortain, August 1944

American forces in Mortain, August 1944

The ruins of Caen, Normandy, after it was bombed by the allies prior to its recapture from its German occupiers, 7 July 1944

The ruins of Caen, Normandy, after it was bombed by the allies prior to its recapture from its German occupiers, 7 July 1944

Vire place de l hotel de ville XIXe -siecle Vire Normandy before 1944  http://www.normandythenandnow.com/rise-like-a-phoenix-vire/

Vire place de l hotel de ville XIXe -siecle Vire Normandy before 1944 http://www.normandythenandnow.com/rise-like-a-phoenix-vire/

I have no need of that hypothesis.' So said the mathematician Pierre Simon de Laplace to Napoleon, when he was asked what part God played in his picture of the universe..GIF

I have no need of that hypothesis.' So said the mathematician Pierre Simon de Laplace to Napoleon, when he was asked what part God played in his picture of the universe..GIF

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