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FRGB "A great many French people don’t hate Britain. They love it," writes Anthony Peregrine. 💬“The only time a proper English person loses his cool is if you queue-jump, and quite right, too,” said salesman Thierry from Normandy. Read more 👇

There’s a story behind every name on “The Rifle.” Soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy, sailors who hunted down U-boats, Marines who drove back the Japanese, one island at a time.

💬“The only time a proper English person loses his cool is if you queue-jump, and quite right, too,” says salesman Thierry, from Normandy. “It’s much more relaxing than the anarchy in France”

If you think the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy didn’t cry, when the rush of battle was over, or when they woke up in the middle of the night years later, you’re kidding yourself.

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Am I comparing 1/6 to Normandy? No, they are the ones drawing that comparison, or that contrast, as the case may be. But if you think you're going to die, does it really matter if it's in a big battle or small one?

ATTENTION SHOPPERS: Walmart has temporarily closed its Normandy Boulevard location in Jacksonville to allow extra time for the store to be cleaned as COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise.

In a statement, Walmart said the Normandy Boulevard location was set to close on Sunday as part of the company-initiated program to sanitize the store and also give associates more time to restock shelves.

The Walmart on Normandy Boulevard is closing at 2 p.m. Sunday and plans to reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday, the company says.

The Walmart on Normandy Boulevard will close for cleaning at 2 p.m. Sunday, according to their corporate affairs team.

The exhibition "From Courbet, Corot to Impressionism—The World of Light and Shadow from Normandy, France" starts in Beijing on Saturday as a part of the "Sino-French Cultural Spring" in 2021.


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On the 77th anniversary of #DDay , we honor the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated a continent. We will never forget their courage and sacrifice.

No tribute from Joe Biden for the men who risked their lives on D-Day. He did, however, spend yesterday tweeting about the bravery of trans people. As I've said for years, our definition of bravery has shifted rather radically since Normandy.

77 years ago today, in one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe. May we #neverforget  their courage and sacrifice. #dday  #dday7777 

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General Eisenhower grieving at US cemetery, Normandy, France, two decades after D-Day: #CBS 

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76 years after Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, we remain in awe of their heroism. Today and every day, we give thanks for their courage and the commitment of all freedom-loving people who contributed to their victory.

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Today is #DDay . A day to honor our heroes. More than 160,000 brave Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.

On June 6, 1944, our Greatest Generation bravely stormed the beaches of Normandy. "Those who fought here won a future for our nation. They won the survival of our civilization. And they showed us the way to love, cherish, and defend our way of life for many centuries to come."

76 years ago my Mother got me up early and we went to Church to pray for the men who were storming the beaches of Normandy. It was D-Day, the bloodiest day of WW2 10,000 allied troops killed or wounded. I salute and honor their service and their memory. God bless our military

I’m really glad this generation isn’t being asked to rush the beaches at Normandy. They’d refuse to get out of their boats for fear of catching cold in the water #CoronaphobiaGeneration 

The Queen presented Harry Billinge with an MBE today. The D-Day veteran raised £1 for every British soldier who died at Normandy to help fund a @normandymtrust  memorial. ‘I am choked beyond measure to think I have got an MBE. I don’t deserve it.’ We disagree, Harry.?