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Les Cimetieres Militaires En Normandie (Gb)
Normandy, North, South, East and West, has numerous war cemeteries,mostly from World War Two but also from World War One.The coastline ofwestern Normandy, through the history of one pivotal day – D-Day June 6th1944, has made it one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe.Along the coast are found several war cemeteries that are well knownandeasily accessible. The Normandy American Cemetery, above Omahabeach, averages around 1.5 million visitors a year. Nearby, theCommonwealth cemeteries of Bayeux, Bény-sur-Mer and Ranville, as wellas the German war cemetery atLa Cambe, are also busy places in thesummer months.For seven months Nigel travelled to all corners of Normandyto photograph these cemeteries.The book helps the reader locate andvisitnot just those well known warcemeteries, but also those which are less wellknown, more numerous. GPS coordinates are included inside this book,alongside each war cemetery described.As well as photographs of thesewell maintained resting places of young combatants, several individualsfrom different nations are featured to emphasize the stories of young livesfrom the different countries.These cemeteries have matured into gardens,beautifully maintained by thedifferent Commissions. Peaceful places…sucha contrast to what created them.Lest we forget.