0 Likes

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
France

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War IIcemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer,NormandyFrance, that honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II.

The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. Included are graves of Army Air Corps crews shot down over France as early as 1942.

Source Wikipedia

View More »

Copyright: Pascal moulin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 11/09/2013
Updated: 22/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: colleville; colleville-sur-mer
  • katy 5 months ago
    why are they facing westward?
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    La statue monumentale du Mémorial de Colleville-sur-Mer - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
    Macinski, George Peter
    Crawford Lake Iroquois Village
    Ramin Dehdashti
    The Mashrutiyat House
    yunzen liu
    World Cultural Heritage Hongcun Village anhui
    Fariborz Alagheband
    Ajeei House
    Fariborz Alagheband
    Assarkhane Shikh Bahaei
    Nermin CALUK
    Sarajevo panorama from Trebevic
    claudio-agostini
    Canale di Tenno - medieval town
    Matt Nolan
    Ice Core from McCall Glacier
    Wayne Edwards
    Cubic Experiment at The Wild Building, Birmingham
    dieter kik
    lost marc'h plage de galets Crozon
    Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
    Railwaymuseum Camlik 8
    Jedsada Puangsaichai
    Reclining Buddha, Wat Prakaeo, Infrared Panorama
    Pascal Moulin
    Façade de l'église de Saint-Georges - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Eglise de Langoiran - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Saint-Christoly-Médoc : le port
    Pascal Moulin
    Cimetière de Verdelais - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Navigation dans le port de Granville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Croisée du transept de l'église de Clérac - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Nef de l'église Notre-Dame de Talence - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Baignade sur la plage de Granville - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Château de Regneville-sur-Mer - France
    Pascal Moulin
    62189 62202 Utah Beach
    Pascal Moulin
    Eglise Saint-Paul et Saint-François-Xavier à Bordeaux - France
    Pascal Moulin
    Bordeaux Fête le Vin 2014 - France
    More About France

    France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.