Tuesday, 21 October 2008

French Facts: Operation Overlord & The Invasion of Normandy


D-Day of WWII is the largest amphibious assault ever conducted, nearly 160,000 troops crossed the channel on June 6th, 1944 and more than 3 million troops where landed by the end of August.

Once the beachheads were secured, a three-week military buildup occurred on the beaches before Operation Cobra, the operation to break out from the Normandy beachhead began. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months and concluded with the close of the Falaise pocket, the subsequent liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944.

No prizes for guessing where we are going when we leave Dordogne on 30th November!

Another School Lunch Menu

School lunch menu for the week. The menu from Le Got is absent from the younger boys school bags. Jack's menu will have to do for this post  but it is always more interesting (as it is for older children). Chicken nuggets today!
handwriting JACksCHOOL
At school our boys have been leaning cursive or "ecriture" writing as opposed to the block or "batton" writing the kids are taught in NZ. Not sure how helpful this has been for Jack and Henry but James has been flourishing in this environment... he loves school and really enjoys showing off for mum and dad. This is his doodle of his name from dinner time. 
And to help fill the empty space I've included a smiley photo of Jack after I picked him up from school the other day.