I hesitated to post this picture because I found that sad. But I was impressed by this American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France and by the respect that showed the hundreds of visitors that were there.
9'387 soldiers are buried here. 9'386 were killed during the World War II and only one -a son of President Theodore Roosvelt- died during World War I.
I am more impressed by the fact that among these 9'387, there are 307 unknown burials. This shows, in my opinion, how terrible war is.
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yquem46 (38752) 2011-09-22 10:08
Quite an acute sense of observation to spot the star amidst crosses
Affords a very delicate image, well worth being posted
Hansaphotos (8081) 2011-09-22 10:39
A very nice capture and a sad story; yes, war is a terrible thing. For sure the star stands out among the all the crosses, and you`ve placed the star in a perfect position within the frame. Perhaps the blurred, out of focus cross in the foreground is a bit disturbing. Great work:) Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
divail (8334) 2011-09-22 17:27
Tu as bien fait de poster cette photo. C'est vrai que ce cimetière est impressionnant et mérite d'être vu. Le plan rapproché est très bien fait, les croix s'imbriquent bien les unes aux autres, et il y a également une belle profondeur de champ. Cela me plaît beaucoup.
- Copyright: Clemente Perez (kLe) (2196)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-03
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Normados, Bretones, Británicos
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-22 10:00