I took two trips to Normandy. Used to live in Belgium so I seen many Bulge sites. Been to sites in Bosnia... There are actually small plaques on houses denoting battles with German paratroopers there. Seen the statue pedastal of the guy who shot Arch Duke Ferdinand... actual statue was shot away... of Gavrilo Principe....
When standing in the parking lot by the church in St. Mere Eglise I couldnt help but try and orientate myself on the CC5 map of it. In the end it looked nothing like it but was cool to be there.
Re: Have you been to a site portrayed in Close Combat?(Score: 1) by Buck_Compton on Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:09 pm (User Info | Send a Message)
i've been in normandy in 1999. visited all the omg battle scenes. been at several locations in the ardennes offensive. and ofcourse i've visited all the major combat locations in my own mod the battle of the scheldt.
Been in Omaha, Point du hoc, several places in the ardennes, ...
It's an advantage if you live in europe to visit different locations.
Intend to go to Normandy again with my brother in law.
Still want to see the maginot line
Re: Have you been to a site portrayed in Close Combat?(Score: 1) by bish777 on Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:33 am (User Info | Send a Message)
Been to Omaha beach and Normandy.
If you go there after you watch Saving Private Ryan, you'd start crying.
Re: Have you been to a site portrayed in Close Combat?(Score: 1) by Ejergard on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:33 am (User Info | Send a Message)
I walked the Nijmegen march back in 2004. Military version of roughly 168km in 4 days.
Starts out in Nijmegen across the famous bridge, and goes on around many other known places mainly known from CC2 and Market Garden in general. :)
I must say I felt rather humbled when I marched across that bridge, which was also the first time I saw it for real, especially when thinking about the history of the city.
Third day, we stopped at a military cemetery for a Canadian unit which name slips me right now, and stopped for a minute in silence. Most just boys of 18-20 years old, some of the officers 22-30.
"It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it."
Re: Have you been to a site portrayed in Close Combat?(Score: 1) by Kevin92 on Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:50 pm (User Info | Send a Message)
Iv been to normandy and walked on all the beaches was pretty cool.Some defensive features are still preserved but not many...Mulberry piers are still there..Was also in Berlin a few months ago on a school trip.Was amazing place to be there is so much history.Was in the forests south of Berlin around the town of Halbe where Busse's Ninth Army was surrounded..didnt get to Seelow Heights though was kinda disapointed with that!
Re: Have you been to a site portrayed in Close Combat?(Score: 1) by Pz_Meyer on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:31 am (User Info | Send a Message)
in 1986 i took the hydro plane from Dover england to calaise France, i remember so many pill boxes and maybe some bunkers, but definitely WWII defensive structures. and also took a Rhine river cruise and wanted to stop at Remagen but it wasn't part of the itinerary. lol
Re: Have you been to a site portrayed in Close Combat?(Score: 1) by johnsilver on Fri May 31, 2013 9:31 pm (User Info | Send a Message)
I have not, but my Dad was on a B-24 that flew over Normandy on D-Day on a mission to bomb bridges behind the lines that day and was close to the Ardennes as a POW on a forced march as a POW after he got shot down.
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