Panama Canal to celebrate its hundredth year

Panama Canal to celebrate its hundredth year

As summer holidays come to an end this time, it is not really early to start planning and dreaming for next year’s travel. Several travelers who has an eye for historical things love visiting places at times when an important anniversary is taking place. There are several interesting places to select from nest year.

In June 2014, D-Day intrusion of Normandy celebrates its 70th anniversary. After, in August, the 1st transit of Panama Canal notes a century of maritime connections between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

All along a fifty mile stretch along the coastline in northern Francepicturesque beaches as well as erose cliffs peer to the English Channel which was the view of the biggest military invasion in history. Visiting the green pastoral countryside; it is tough to imagine the order of magnitude of the Operation Overlord in the year 1944 when five thousand ships, fifty thousand vehicles as well as eleven thousand airplanes swept across 5 beaches in an all out war against Nazi Germany.

That turbulent invasion’s wound is now healed, but some people in Normandy have not forgotten those days and some of the remnants do remain. These include tinctures of the preassembled floating Mulberry Harbor at the Arromanches; or huge artillery kept in massive bunkers at Longues sur Mer.