Monday, 23 August 2010

ENVELOPE AND POSTCARD FROM FRANCE

The French Post issued on June 6, 2009 a series of ten special Regional prepaid envelopes (enveloppes Prêt-à-Poster), celebrating the 65th anniversary of the day of the Normandy landings (D-Day) - initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. The envelope shows a picture of the landing on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944.
 France's Département du Finistère occupies the rugged western end of the peninsula of Bretagne (Brittany). Its dangerous coastline is crowded with lighthouses, more than in any other region of France. This card sent by my friend Jean Pierre illustrates some of the southern Brittany lighthouses: Pen-Men lighthouse (l'île de Groix), Penfret lighthouse (îles Glénan), des Poulains lighthouse, (Belle-Île-en-Mer , Sauzon), Goulphar lighthouse (Belle-Île-en-Mer, Morbihan), Kerdonis lighthouse (Belle-Île-en-Mer, Locmaria), La Teignouse lighthouse (Quiberon), Grands Cardinaux lighthouse (île de Hoëdic).

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