The World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel in Colleville-sur Mer, France. It is just east of St. Laurent-sur-Mer and northwest of Bayeux about one hundred and seventy miles west of Paris.
It contains the graves of 9,387 American military Dead, most of whom gave their lives during the landings and ensuing operations of World War II.
On the walls of the semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial are inscribed the names of 1,557 American Missing who gave their lives in the service of their country, but whose remains were not located or identified. The memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing maps and narratives of the military operations. At the center is a bronze statue titled, "Spirit of American Youth." (www.abmc.gov)
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mdchachi (1617) 2006-11-26 23:13
I think you have quite a nice composition here. I don't know why nobody has written a critique yet. This would probably look good in B&W or sepia as well.
rl245267 (845) 2006-12-16 17:21
You have a nice shot here. There is excellent sharpness and clarity and I love the symmetry as well. Along with the photo you have written a very useful note. Thanks for sharing.
Vasa (16742) 2008-01-07 13:59
I discover your gallery with big pleasure. How many very nice post cards in it. I am very proud of your photographic work. It is very important for some countries (USA, Norvege, France..). Meybe, you will come in Serbia in August (Festival in Guca).
Thanks for this completely correct photo, I will keep it in my thematic collection.
Regards from Belgrade
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-04-13 9:53
Interesting monument. Dynamic sculpture. Good take.
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (20770)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-20
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon Rebel Digital, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-07 6:27