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A pool in symbol for the sea
At the Normandy American Cemetery, the many waves of white crosses echo those that crash on Omaha Beach below. Past the magnificent Memorial and its gigantic bronze statue, a pool serves as a reminder for the landing of ‘boys’ barely 20 years of age with water up to their waists and under a relentless deluge of fire. Two tall flagpoles flying huge American flags, topped by two eagles with their wings spread, state the perpetual fact that this cemetery lies on American land. The Channel, which sighs as it reaches the shore, has been erasing for seventy-seven years now the traces of the tragedy of 6 June 1944.
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