Featuring a large brass handle and castle crest, this antique Normandy cider jug will be a stunning addition to your home. Made of barrel oak decorated with polished brass rings, this bar accessory was crafted in the 1860s and is in excellent condition.
The Normandy region of France is known for its apples and cider, and it has been one of the main exports of this area since the 11th century. Try a glass of this cider with a savory crepe to experience the taste of Normandy!
Cider is also the main ingredient in calvados, and it is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the region. The apple brandy has been around for over 400 years, and is one of the oldest beverages in France.
History and Culture of Normandy
The history of Normandy dates back to the Gallo-Roman times, and it was founded as a duchy under William the Conqueror in the 11th century. The city of Bayeux, in the region, was one of the most important sites during World War II and is the site of many historical monuments and museums.
History of Allied Tactical Air Control in WWII
The success of the Allied invasion of Normandy was due to the advanced technological advances that were incorporated into tactical air control during WWII. Among these was radar, which had first been developed for use in tactical air support during the Sicilian and Italian campaigns.
During the D-Day landings, the British air force was equipped with a number of aircraft that were used to cover the beaches and destroy German artillery. Using a combination of aircraft such as the P-47 Thunderbolt, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and the P-51 Mustang, Allied airmen were able to successfully capture German positions along the coast, and push inland.