Sword Beach off the Tourist Trail - Fire up the Bus

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  1. Fire up the Bus

    It seems that the French Tourist Offices in parts of Normandy are not happy with the volume of visitors. Therefore they are dropping all reference to the Sword landings

    There is already a Facebook group if you feel that this is very wrong
    This, from a pal, who is hacked off by their decision
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    https://www.facebook.com/secteurmythiquedebarquement
     
  2. Simple answer.

    The next time we have to save their country for them, we undertake a scorched earth policy so it doesn't happen again.
     
  3. If I was going I'd just go anyway, screw 'em.
     
  4. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    But so frightfully embarrassing for the Fr having twice to be rescued from themselves.
     
  5. Anyone concerned or outraged ever visited Sword beach?

    Then perhaps you can understand their logic.

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  6. I'm not surprised.

    From what I can tell most run-of-the-mill-Froggies don't give a shit about D Day.
     
  7. Ah well, next time they get occupied again.... We just close the curtains, take the phone off the hook an pretend to be busy.


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  8. Most don't care it was something that happened over 60 years ago and a lot believe we ran out on them.Also when you've been invaded as many times as they have it just becomes another part of history.
     
  9. From what I can tell most Brits don't either!

    They can rewrite their history books, but they can't rewrite history.
     
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    There is no truth in the scandalous rumour that the French civilians surrendered to the advancing Allied Forces on 6 June.
     
  11. The French had surrendered to the RAF regiment during Operation Exporter a few years earlier, so there wasn't much point in the Civvies surrendering.
     
  12. Because they are of German descent ?
     
  13. I suppose in a way the French in one form or another got to surrender to almost everyone in WW2 at some point.


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  14. Might be a bit hard to find a Russian connection, unless you can find a French SS unit that surrendered to the Soviets?

    But off the top of my head they surrendered to:
    Gurkha's, Germans, Arabs, British, Indians, South Africans, Northern Rhodesia, Australians, Italians, Holland, Canada, US and the French.

    Edit:
    Yup, Russians.
     
  15. Well when the red hoards come or any version of them can we tell the frogs to do one? Ungrateful gits