Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

Today, my photograph shows a pretty, isolated cottage above Bonaparte Beach in Brittany.

I will show you a wider view, above the beach, and a view seen from the opposite direction to this cottage, as workshops.

Bonaparte beach in Plouha (formerly beach of Cochal cove) was a high point of the Resistance during the Second World War. A section of Brittany beach codenamed ‘Bonaparte’ was targeted for personnel to be evacuated from Nazi occupied France by boat and the Shelburn Escape Line completed its first successful operation on the night of 28/29 January 1944. The Royal Navy’s 15th Motor Gun Boat Flotilla (MGBs 502 & 503) were used for the tasks, and missions would always be carried out during a period of the month when no moon was guaranteed.

This beach is accessible by a tunnel dug into the cliff. At high tide the beach is reduced to a minimum, there are only some pebbles hard to reach. On the other hand, at low tide, it is a large sandy beach which is offered to us in this place full of history. -

Thank you for your interest. Have a good weekend, Bev :-)

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