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Gates of Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - Colleville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 49° 21.546 W 000° 51.162
30U E 655921 N 5469594
Quick Description: These gates are one entrance (or exit) to the Normandy American Cemetery where 9,387 soldiers are buried. // Ces portes sont une entrée (ou de sortie) au cimetière américain de Normandie, où 9.387 soldats sont enterrés.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 7/10/2015 6:30:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMP6RB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
Views: 12

Long Description:
[EN]
These gates are one entrance (or exit) to the Normandy American Cemetery where 9,387 soldiers are buried. Most of those here lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing, in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial, are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.


[FR]
Ces portes sont une entrée (ou de sortie) au cimetière américain de Normandie, où 9.387 soldats sont enterrés. La plupart de ceux qui sont ici ont perdu la vie dans les débarquements du jour J et les opérations qui en découlent. Sur les murs de disparus, dans un jardin semi-circulaire sur le côté est de la mémoire, sont inscrits 1.557 noms. Rosettes marquent les noms de ceux depuis récupéré et identifié.
Location of this 'Gate': On public property

Type of material: Other

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