Croix de Lorraine
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The huge Lorraine double cross stands at the Juno beach landing site. It is seen from all over the area.
It actually marks where General de Gaulle landed a week after the D-day, although he was preceded by Winston Churchill 2 days earlier who came to greet the troops.
After De Gaulle also came King George VI and the South African prime minister, so Gen. Montgomery complained they're all obstructing him to work properly.
Written 21 December 2021
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Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Exeter, UK6,718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We visited the huge stainless steel croix de Lorraine monument a week before the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The cross is absolutely huge and can be seen for miles away. It’s located just at the Juno beach. A somber reminder. Lest we forget.
Written 31 May 2019
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R G
Dublin, Ireland1,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Cross of Lorraine became the symbol of Free France during World War II , this giant cross is a poignant reminder to all of the sacrifice on this beach.
Written 15 September 2019
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK14,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This large Cross of Lorraine is prominent just above the Juno Beach line and looks to be manufactured in stainless steel. It commemorates the 14 June 1944 spot where de Gaulle landed back on French soil and headed into Bayeux where he whipped up the crowds before returning back to the UK. However, Churchill arrived before him on 12 June 1944! You get an overpowering smell of seaweed and to be honest, unlike the beaches and towns further along the coast towards Utah Beach the whole area looks drab and forlorn, not helped by the architecturally dismal and drab residential housing nearby.
Written 20 June 2019
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NeilOrillia
Orillia, Canada255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
My kids who are teenagers loved it, and understood it. We need these memorials, lest we forget. A great message and presentation.
Written 18 March 2019
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twin411
Ottawa, Canada429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
So simply set but an amazing reminder and honor to those lost. You have to see it... amazingly large and breathtaking.
Written 23 November 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
You will easily notice this monument as you walk along the D-Day beaches as it is a large cross. The surrounding area is quite quaint with a few shops. It’s not the largest or best preserved monument yet you’ll still want to visit here.
Written 25 July 2018
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elindoo
Stuart, FL2,205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
This large cross is a great memorial to the D-day invasion. This is where the British troops came ashore. Nice beaches here too! AND if you look close you can find a lot of bunkers around here!
Written 23 July 2018
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Croix de Lorraine is a symbol to the French and never more so then in the dark days of occupation from May 1940 till the slow liberation post D-Day ! This reminder & memorial is at Juno Beach where a small contingent of Free French landed with the Canadians & the spot where General De Gaulle re-entered like MacArthur ? Very little to remind now but those who know their History or had Family who served can reflect !
Written 7 January 2018
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Michelle Joseph
Croissy-sur-Seine, France1,721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Great place to stop and have lunch as we did. Walk around and discover the tank and other WWII Artifacts and information. Walk along the beach. Grab a coffee or tea in the little shop. They are friendly there and will offer travel advice!
Written 2 August 2017
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