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Artificial Harbor at Arromanches France 1999 At Arromanches is an artificial Mulberry harbour, "Port Winston", protected the landings of 2,500,000 men and 500,000 vehicles during the invasion. Two of these prefab concrete constructions were built in Britain, while "doodlebugs" blitzed overhead; they were then submerged in rivers away from the prying eyes of German aircraft, and finally towed across the Channel at 6kph as the invasion began. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:00 MST 38 List
Atlantic Wall - Ouistreham France 1999 The Atlantic Wall Museum is located in the 17 height meters bunker that served as the control firing casemate of the Atlantic Wall. It revives the atmosphere of the fightings through reconstitution of rooms with material and uniform suited dummies. On last of the five floor, one can look at the landscape through a German rangefinder, and some heavy material is exposed outside. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 19:56 MST 42 List
British War Cemetery, Bayeux, France France 1999 Bayeux Military Cemetery is the largest British World War II Cemetery in France. Row upon row of white gravestones, each with its small garden, stand in militarily regimented lines among the manicured lawns and horse chestnut trees. The view from the cemetery is dominated by the spires and copper dome of Bayeux Cathedral. The cemetery is the last resting place of 4,648 soldiers, sailors and airmen. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:02 MST 14 List
Cliffs_of_Etretat France 1999 Etretat, the most popular bathing resort of the alabaster coast, world known thanks to its spectacular cliffs, embracing a curved beach and tiny esplanade in the arms of Porte d'Amont on the right, and Porte d'Aval on the left. Being filmed a thousand times in all sorts of movies, being a perfect background for fashion photography. Both sides of the cliffs are pierced by doorways worn through the chalk by the sea, and near the Porte d'Aval is the famous needle-pointed Aiguille d'Etretat. The Porte d'Aval is splendour, considered as one of the world marvels. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:02 MST 51 List
Dachau European Vacation 2000 Established in March 1933, the Dachau concentration camp was the first regular concentration camp established by the Nazis. Heinrich Himmler, in his capacity as police president of Munich, officially described the camp as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners." It was located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the northeastern part of the town of Dachau, about 10 miles northwest of Munich in southern Germany. During the first year, the camp held about 4,800 prisoners and by 1937 the number had risen to 13,260. Initially the internees consisted primarily of German Communists, Social Democrats, and other political opponents of the Nazi regime. Over time, other groups were also interned at Dachau such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Roma (Gypsies), homosexuals, as well as "asocials" and repeat criminals. During the early years relatively few Jews were interned in Dachau and then usually because they belonged to one of the above groups or had completed prison sentences after being convicted for violating the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. In 1942, the crematorium area was constructed next to the main camp. It included the old crematorium and the new crematorium (Barrack X) with a gas chamber. There is no credible evidence that the gas chamber in Barrack X was used to murder human beings. Instead, prisoners underwent "selection"; those who were judged too sick or weak to continue working were sent to the Hartheim "euthanasia" killing center near Linz, Austria. Several thousand Dachau prisoners were murdered at Hartheim. Further, the SS used the firing range and the gallows in the crematoria area as killing sites for prisoners. It is unlikely that the total number of victims who died in Dachau will ever be known. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:38 MST 66 List
Dallas vs Detroit I got to go to the last game played at the Pontiac Silverdome, where the Lions actually beat someone, and was I sure happy that it was the Cowboys. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 21:47 MST 15 List
European Vacation 2000 Parent Pictures from my vacation in Germany and Austria in April 2000 Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 21:45 MST 0 List
France 1999 Parent My vacation to France in 1999 Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 21:45 MST 0 List
German War Cemetery - Huisnes-sur-Mer, near Mont St Michel France 1999 The military cemetery at Huisnes-sur-Mer, between Pontorson and Mont St Michel, is the final resting place of 11,956 German soldiers. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:02 MST 9 List
German War Cemetery - La Cambe, France France 1999 The most impressive monument for the killed German soldiers is the war cemetery near the village La Cambe. Spread over the terrain stands little groups of black stone crosses, to symbolise the 'comradeship in to death'. A total of 21.200 death Germans are buried here, under which 296 in a mass grave (a hill central at the terrain). The hill can be climbed for a view over the cemetery. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:05 MST 13 List
Keukenhof, The Netherlands European Vacation 2000 Keukenhof is the world's largest flower garden, spread over 32-hectares and attracting over 800,000 visitors each year. This number is very impressive since the gardens are only open for a few weeks each year. The beauty of these gardens and the brilliant bulb flowers just cannot be adequately captured in pictures. The flower gardens at Keukenhof were the idea of the 1949 mayor of Lisse. He worked with about a dozen prominent Dutch bulb growers and exporters to develop the gardens. Their objective was to have an open-air flower exhibition where growers could showcase their latest hybrids, and consumers could view and buy a wide range of flower bulbs. Keukenhof is one of the most photographed sites in the world Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:38 MST 53 List
Korea Parent Pictures from Korea Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 21:45 MST 0 List
Longues-sur-Mer France 1999 Built in the first few months of 1944, the naval battery at Longues was equipped with four 150-mm guns, housed in casemates, and a range-finding post embedded in the cliff face. Thanks to the range of its guns, the battery could fire on both the Omaha (American sector) and Gold (British sector) beaches. Although it was heavily bombed prior to D-Day, it was still capable of opening fire on the invasion fleet in the morning of June 6th 1944. At daybreak, it engaged in a duel with several Allied cruisers before being silenced in the evening. The next day, it was captured by the British without a fight. Longues Battery is the only one in the region to have kept its guns. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:06 MST 23 List
Madurodam European Vacation 2000 Madurodam is a miniature city located in Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands. It is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed of typical Dutch buildings and landmarks, as are found at various locations in the country. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:39 MST 58 List
Mont-St-Michel France 1999 Mont St. Michel is on the north coast of France, near the border of Brittany and Normandy, and home to centuries of tradition. A Benedictine Abbey, in the Diocese of Avranches, Normandy, France. It is unquestionably the finest example both of French medieval architecture and of a fortified abbey. The buildings of the monastery are piled round a conical mass of rock which rises abruptly out of the waters of the Atlantic to the height of 300 feet, on the summit of which stands the great church. This rock is nearly a mile from the shore, but in 1880 a causeway was built across the dangerous quicksand that occupies this space and is exposed at low water, so that there is now no danger in approaching the abbey. The monastery was founded about the year 708 by St. Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, and according to the legend, by direct command of the Archangel Michael himself, who appeared to the bishop in a dream on three separate occasions. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:07 MST 108 List
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial France 1999 The World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel in Colleville-sur Mer, France. The cemetery is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery covers one hundred and seventy-two acres. It contains the graves of 9,387 American military Dead, most of whom gave their lives during the landings and ensuing operations of World War II. On the walls of the semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial are inscribed the names of 1,557 American Missing who gave their lives in the service of their country, but whose remains were not located or identified. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:07 MST 37 List
Omaha Beach France 1999 Omaha Beach is perhaps the most sacred Normandy battle site. The beach here is no longer covered in small pebbles like it was on June 6, 1944. The beach now has a peaceful, sandy slope leading into a rise of dunes. At Omaha Beach the Allies constructed an artificial harbor out of a breakwater made of hollow, floating concrete barges manufactured in England and towed by boats to the invasion sites. There were two prefabricated ports, code named Mulberries. On June 19, 1944 a fierce storm completely destroyed American Mulberry near Omaha Beach. Mon 19 of Jan., 2009 20:07 MST 2 List
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