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A perpetual US concession
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial of Colleville-sur-Mer is mostly dedicated to the American soldiers who died from the Normandy Landings on June 6, 1944, until the end of the Battle of Normandy in August 1944. Exactly 9,387 soldiers are buried there, including five Canadians, one Mexican, one English, and one Scottish. France granted a perpetual concession to the USA in charge of maintaining the cemetery. However, French law still prevails on the premises.
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