The American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer

An American Commission in Normandy

Mr Constant LEBASTARD

The American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer is about how the United States armed forces took care of the bodies of the American soldiers killed there in the Normandy landing of June 6th, 1944. The author has put together using unpublished documents as well as press articles and oral testimonies a snapshot of the men buried here
Publication date:
June 2014
Publisher :
OREP
Language:
English
Illustration :
Text and b/w photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9782815102001

Dimensions : 230 X 155 cm
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£25.99
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Overview
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How the United States and their armed forces took care of the bodies of the American soldiers killed there
in Normandy further to the allied landing of June 6th, 1944?
How to explain the creation of an American cemetery in what was formerly only cultivated grounds?
How they succeeded in preserving intact the memory of these 9 387 soldiers interred in what is fi nalement become one of the historic sites the most visited of
Normandy?
With hundreds of thousand visitors every year, the cemetery of Colleville deserved although we dedicate it a work. Leaning on unpublished documents and of a high quality, on press articles as well as oral testimonies, the author, by following the procedures scientifi ques university, proposes here a work of synthesis