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Author Topic: US war Cemetary- Omaha beach sector, Colleville Sur Mer, Normandy (NL)  (Read 3432 times)
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« on: 15 August 2015, 11:42:23 »

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.


The garden with the names of missing soldiers.



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.
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