Avranches, Graignes, and Mont-St.-Michel Group Dinner 22 June
Group Photos in the Normandy Hedgerows

This group photo shows the students in hedgerows country in Normandy, France, called the Bocages. The students can almost touch both sides of the hedgerows that lined many of Normandy's roads and proved to be such a difficult obstacle to the Allied breakout from the D-Day beachheads.

Pushing through the Normandy hedgerows!

In spite of the "extra help" the women gave the men in trying to get through a single hedgerow in Normandy, the men discovered why the thorns in the hedgerows kept the local cattle in their grazing fields! Ouch! And also why the jumbled tangle of rocks, vines, roots and hedge wider at the base than at the top even proved to be difficult for American tanks of that day to get through easily!

Student at Patton Memorial in Avranches, Normandy, France

Student at Patton Memorial in Avranches, Normandy, France. General George S. Patton and his Third Army troops launched their "break out" from Normandy in the direction of Paris toward Germany from this city. This memorial demonstrates the gratitude of the local citizens to General Patton and his troops who liberated their city from Nazi occupation.

Students and a Bronze Bust of General Patton in Avranches, France

Students and a Bronze Bust of General Patton in Avranches, France

Students enroute to group dinner

Students enroute to their first group dinner at the Mont St. Michel seen in the background.

Student with Mont St. Michel in hand!

Student with Mont St. Michel in hand!

Students in group photo at Mont St. Michel in Normandy!

Students in group photo at Mont St. Michel in Normandy!

Group Dinner at the Croix Blanche Restaurant in Mont St. Michel, France

Students enjoyed their 5 course group dinner at the Croix Blanche Restaurant in Mont St. Michel. For each of the last six years of the study abroad program the group dinner has been at this fine restaurant on the Abbey.

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