Monday, 22 March 2010

VISIT TO THE D-DAY BEACHES


Very lucky to be spending a few days visiting the Normandy beaches in the company of Mike, a retired officer from The Royal Green Howards - the only British regiment to win a VC on D-Day.

This is the soldier who was awarded the VC - after being recommended for it not once, but twice, on D-Day. Sargeant-Major Stanley Hollis, VC.
Details of Stan Hollis's bravery can be found HERE - and there is a biography of this extraordinary man - details HERE

2 comments:

SueG said...

it's an amazing trip. I did it once with my kids and parents years ago. It stays one of our most memorable trips ever. Enjoy!

Julia Bohanna said...

What ghosts must walk there now. It must be an astonishing place. Extraordinary also seems too pale a word for Hollis. What courage.