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Cenotaphs, Cemeteries, and Memorials of the Valiant of World War II

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by Biak, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Biak

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    I would think that it would be appropriate in the Roll of Honour. I'll ask.
     
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    Thanks Michelle, I just pulled it up and could see the waves rolling in as the camera 'panned' toward the beach. One noticeable item was missing; no Flag on the flagpole? Still, a unique opportunity to view something I may never be able to visit.
     
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    I watched the flag being lowered and presumably being retired for the day.


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    As with all the cemeteries in Normandy, it is a very moving experience to stand amongst all those white stone crosses.

    It really brings home how futile war is.
     
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    That would explain it. Thanks. I was watching at 10:30am USA Central time so it would be around 4 or 5 PM there I think.

    You're right John, Just walking through the smaller cemeteries and finding a few headstones of Veterans is moving enough, I can't comprehend standing amongst so many.
     
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    When we were on the other format I posted a lot of photos from when we were there. I am going to ask whether it would be appropriate to gather from elsewhere threads of photos taken at WWII cemeteries or the memorials in other places, and to add others that individuals have taken and would like to post.

    When we were on the D-Day to 65th Liberation of the Netherlands tour last spring, we stopped at many cemeteries and memorials, including WWI. They were always moving and overwhelming to think of how many gave their lives so young for the benefit of those who had lost their freedom and to stop those who were so intent in the quest to harm others.
     
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    Unless Jeff has some other idea, I think a thread devoted to photos of WW2 cemeteries would be a great addition to the forum. Most of us will not have the opportunity to visit them, so this would be a good alternative. I think it should go in the Roll of Honor forum. If you wish to go ahead and start it, feel free. We can always move it, if needed.
     
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    I think that is a great idea!
     
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    That sounds good to me.

    I have plenty of photos I could post in there.
     
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    A new thread devoted to photos taken at various Cenotaphs, Cemeteries, and Memorials of the Valiant of World War II.

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    Queens Owns Rifles House - Bernieres-sur-Mer, the location on Juno Beach seen so often in video of the D-Day landings

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     

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    Michelle, I've made this thread a Sticky so it stays near the top of the forum and will be easier to find. Thanks for doing it, and good luck.
     
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    Bernieres-sur-Mer - one of the landing beaches at Juno

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     

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    Bernieres-sur-Mer - various national and regimental memorials to the Canadians who landed here on June 6, 1944

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     
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    Bernieres-sur-Mer, Juno Beach

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     
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    Bernieres-sur-Mer, Juno Beach

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     
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    The Juno Beach Centre, The Beaches, and area around the Centre

    The 1st photo shows the view from the German gun emplacement still there out to the landing beach.

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     

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    Juno Beach Centre, memorials, and immediate area of landing beaches

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     

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    Juno Beach Centre

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    Beny-sur-Mer, Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France

    Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. It is located 15 kilometres north-west of Caen and 18 kilometres east of Bayeux and 3.5 kilometres south of Courseulles, a village on the sea coast. The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. The bus service between Caen and Arromanches (via Reviers and Ver-sur-Mer) passes the cemetery.

    It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944; on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.
    http://www.vac.gc.ca/eng/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=2059102

    Taken by my husband and I during our Canadian Battlefields Tour: D-Day to 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Apr-May 2010
     

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