November 14, 2007

Carrabelle Beach, Utah Beach

In honor of Veteran's Day a couple days ago, I have some slides of Carrabelle Beach, used as practice by the American military for the D-Day World War II invasion. The Gulf Coast from Ochlocknee Bay to Eastport was Camp Gordon Johnston, where more than 250,000 amphibious soldiers practiced storming beaches. In the distance of this first shot, you can see Dog Island. For more information, see North Florida & the Florida Panhandle: An Explorer's Guide, by Sandra Friend & Kathy Wolf, a 2007 Countrymen Press publication.

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