26 January 2022, 00:09:25 *

Login with username, password and session length
Welcome to War and Tactics!    War and Tactics Forum is currently undergoing some modifications that might disable features you are used to. This is unabvoidable as we have to update the forum engine to a new structure that is incompatible with many of the features we had used so far. The good news: WaT will be more secure and stable, and most of the features we uninstalled will be a natural part of the new structure anyway. For the rest we will be looking for solutions. (APR 23, 2018)
   
  Home   Forum   Help ! Forum Rules ! Search Calendar Donations Login Register Chat  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Share this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TechnoratiShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on Yahoo
Author Topic: US war Cemetary- Omaha beach sector, Colleville Sur Mer, Normandy (NL)  (Read 3432 times)
stoffel
WaT supporter
WaT Supporter

*

Offline Offline

Netherlands

Location: Eemnes The Netherlands
Posts: 1906


View Profile WWW
« on: 15 August 2015, 11:42:23 »
ReplyReply

Colleville Sur Mer, Normandy. Omaha sector.

Overlooking the sea, a last resting place for the brave men who died storming the beaches and landing from the air during those first chaotic days of the D-day campaign.
The view you have overlooking the beaches and the see is impressive and breathtaking.
When I first saw Saving private Ryan I found the scene on the cemetary with Ryan very emotional, when you stand there yourself its even more!
All I did walking along thefield, the graves, perfectly placed next to eachother taking just a few pictures.
After that I followed the route along the beaches and went down the stairway for walk on the beach, the distance from the beach to the bunkerline looks bigger than in the movie.
The French state gave this land for free to the US and pays for maintaining the site forever, an honorable gesture made out of gratitude to their liberorators.
Few pictures.


View from the wall on top of the hills.




Monument


The garden with the names of missing soldiers.


 








Logged

My topics are about my personal opinion, my thoughts and what I think. They do not reflect the official opinion of the ministry of defense of the Netherlands.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Unique Hits: 38336650 | Sitemap
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page 25 June 2021, 16:37:28