The Holdy Battery – The Twin Of Brecourt Manor

The Normandy D-day invasion called for a wide front of allied soldiers and equipment to land on five beaches. The western most point of the five beaches was called Utah Beach. The US VII Corps were tasked with securing the beachhead in this section of the Normandy coastline. Thanks to the TV series, “The Band Of Brothers”, Utah Beach and other areas close by have become famous the world over. In the series, a small team of troops from the

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Mexican Poncho

The Mexican poncho is universally recognized as an iconic symbol of Mexico and its culture, history and people. The poncho has been a popular article of clothing for hundreds of years in Mexico, pre-dating the Spanish invasion of the early nineteenth century. The poncho is a simple, but very useful article of clothing that has served its purpose very well. Although the poncho was initially created out of necessity, it is now worn as an article of fashion by most.

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What Makes Caribbean Food Special?

The sea, sun and sand make the Caribbean a popular tourist destination. But aside from the beautiful weather, the amazing landscape and the total Caribbean experience, Caribbean food is unique and appetizing. There is just something about that great spicy Caribbean flavor! Caribbean food is not like food from any other part of the world. The Italians have their pasta, the French their pastries, wine and rich cuisines, the English their ‘bangers and mash’ and China has its egg rolls,

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Cayman Islands Weather – Best and Worst Months to Go

Cayman Islands weather will give visitors one of the hotter Caribbean experiences. The Caribbean is known for warm weather, but most destinations have average high temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit. The Cayman Islands is one of the few that exceeds 90 during the summer and even into the fall. Besides hot weather, a vacation there means a chance for duty-free shopping and excursions such as Sting Ray City, one of the most popular tourist excursions in the Caribbean where visitors

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Baumeister Piano Company: First US Woman Piano Maker Suffers Through Fires and Lawsuits

Charles Baumeister was an experienced piano maker who was born in 1844 in Frankfurt, Germany who had moved to the United States around 1867 with his wife Ida. In 1884 he partners with Augustus Baus (a clerk with the Behning Piano Company) to start manufacturing pianos under the Baus name. Being very inventive, he filed several patents for the designs of their pianos in 1885. In 1886 the business was totally destroyed by fire and Charles nearly escaped with his

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