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Normandy American Cemetery

Another photo from the place where Operation Overlord took place in the weeks following D-Day on 6 June 1944. Close to Omaha Beach, near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer, is the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, that honours the American troops who died in Europe during World War II.

Two days after the invasion the U.S. First Army established a temporary cemetery close to the location of the present-day cemetery. After the war, the U.S. were granted a perpetual concession to the land by the French government. The cemetery contains 9,387 American military dead.

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Viewed: 1991
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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13679 W: 57 N: 24377] (92328)
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