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About the normandyjug

This antique French cider jug from Normandy, France, circa 1860, is made of barrel oak decorated with polished brass rings. It features a wide crest on the front with castle and leaf motifs, along with a looped applied handle. It is further embellished with a thick handle and molded lid that provides a secure seal.

Eat, Learn and Play: Authentic Normandy Foods and Drinks

Everyone knows France for its wine, especially Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, but there’s also a great deal of cider, notably Calvados, which is distilled from apples and has long been one of the region’s main exports. Try a glass of this fruity beverage and savour the flavors with savory crepes or a sweet dessert.

Battlefield: Steel Division: Normandy 44

The game is a downloadable World War II-based tactical real-time strategy (RTS) game. It features detailed, historically accurate units, weapons and locations to recreate WWII battles for up to 20 players in 10-vs.-10 matches.

Battles in the game are relatively complex and challenging, with a lot of coordination, control and micromanagement required. This makes it a good experience for armchair generals who want to relive history.

Observe: Take a tour of the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, including Omaha Beach, Longues-sur-Mer battery and the American Cemetery in Bayeux. You’ll see how the Allies fought through the true grit and sheer force of numbers to win against the Germans, in some of the most inhumane conditions known.