Les Plages Du Débarquement Normandie

das Plages ns Débarquement, Normandie, 1944
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Photo de Hubert.

Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 is part ns the efforts list of france in order à qualify parce que le inclusion in auto World patrimoine List.

Les Plages aux Débarquement in auto Normandy are année associative récolte landscape that symbolize auto solidarity efforts of the allied nation to liberate leurope  from the Nazi occupation. The property comprises toutes les personnes five beaches conditions météorologiques which thé landing operations on 6 célibataire 1944 take it place, including the underwater areas éteindre the beaches. Ce further includes the Winston Churchill synthetic harbour et other underwater remains that illustrate thé logistical tentative of auto allied nations, ont well as two coastal fortifications that were parts du the German Atlantic wall.

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Tsunami

Japan / usa / leurope  - 16-Feb-20 -

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My sapin visit to bayeux (and to the ville of battle in east Essex in England) numerous years back had to do with the Battle de Hastings, often regarded par historians à be the simple most influencial fight in person history, which started from below in 1066.

This visit à Bayeux and to the Omaha Beach surrounding in February 2020 had to aller with thé Battle de Normandy in 1944.

I took autobus Line 70 indigenous the par okz train station to St. Laurent-sur-Mer and walked to thé Omaha Beach and to auto Normandy American Cemetery.

I wasn"t also keen on visiting war memorials jaune cemeteries, marqué the day presented a totally different endure from what i expected.That is no surprising when you realize the 4,500 allied soldiers" et thousands an ext German soldiers" jeune lives perished within auto 24 hours ns the D-Day.

A monument at auto Omaha coast reads, "The Allied force landing on this shore, i m sorry they appel téléphonique Omaha Beach, liberated leurope  - june 6, 1944."

The Normandy American Cemetery at thé Omaha beach is not just a cemetery and includes a wonderful museum et several view point out to auto Beach. So si your temps is limited, you can just get off the bus right at the entrance du this cemetery and see tous three: thé Omaha Beach, the museum and the cemetery.

And the monument at the par okz (British Commonwealth) battle Cemetery sums cette up on both ns the two battles this way: "We, oz conquered de William, oui now liberated the Conqueror"s aboriginal land." This is a relocating statement.

But also after leurope  was at some point liberated in peut faire 1945, america still had a headache.

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Jakob Frenzel

Germany - 20-May-19 -

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August 2018 - after visiting Caen and Bayeux in the morning et noontime, conditions météorologiques finally made it to auto D-Day beaches. Due to the fact that we still wanted to venir in St. Michel that day, nous ony checked out Omaha beach and mission du hoc.

Coming near thé sites, the area is flagged with US-American and Canadian flags. Countless military museums, tanks, and shops à la souvenirs space paving thé roads. It looks a bit like armed forces disneyland. The beach itself is naught special. Personnes are relaxing nous the sand, there are some flags et monuments suivant to it. At mission du hoc, it looks an ext authentic. You can visit auto old german fortifications et batteries and really deserve to imagine comment difficult it was à la the allies venir reconquer Europe and fight Nazi Germany.

As of WHS status, I un m not sure. Thé WW1 memorials space too much based conditions météorologiques cemetaries, WWII has actually "only " Auschwitz et Hiroshima sauce soja far. Certainly these deux historic occasions need more recognition nous the WHS list. Marqué than probably on année international scale, through memorials that commemorate thé warfare et crimes.


History Fangirl

United claims - 11-Jun-17 -

I visited all 5 landing beaches de Normandy and the Pointe aux Hoc this week. The terre is expected venir become a World héritage Site in 2019 for the 75th anniversary.

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The museum at Utah coast was an extremely good, giving a good overview of the timeline parce que le that beach and the Americans ont a whole. Auto Juno Beach center was a good way to learn about auto Canadian involvement in D-Day concéder it was a good overview ns Canadian history as a whole.

Highlights: Canada House, ns Cambe German battle Cemetary, Normandy American Cemetary, et Gold Beach.

I would highly recommend going throughout June à la the anniversaries if you"re interested in meeting veterans et hearing their stories. We mettre American, Canadian, et German veterans.


Thibault Magnien

la france - 22-Feb-17 -

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The occasions related venir Normandy 44, thé operation Overlord et the WW2 in general, are of primary universel significance. These events shaped today’s world. The proposed sites internet in Normandy provide a clear testimony in auto sense the they space well preserved and that thé events and facts associated are plainly stated et explained.

In my opinion, this site deserves à be part ns the WH list parce que le its universel significance et as a testimony du one du the worst period in history. However, auto idea du a transnational site, gathering number of symbols of WW2, should be privileged. First, it would carry auto idea of gathering people et nations. Second, cette would administer a better, wider and clearer testimony de this period and the events that occurred over a decade. Finally, it would montrer the global nature of the conflict.

In order to retain thé most complete testimony, together a terre should include, among auto symbols and in addition to Normandy, storage sites ns Bastogne, Pearl Harbour, Okinawa jaune Kanchanaburi as well oui other emplacements in phibìc Africa, Asia et Europe.


Hubert

Austria - 23-Sep-15 -

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The "Plagues aux Débarquement" or D-Day beaches were added à the french T-list at the same day ont the funeral sites and memorials du WWI. Two seemingly similar nomination, cible there is a an extensive difference in between these two dattaquer sites. Auto WWI proposal focuses conditions météorologiques memorials and burial places, whereas thé D-Day emplacements include thé battlefields itself. The description on auto WHC website lists thé following parts: the five landing zone (Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, et Sword), auto remains of two German battery (Pointe aux Hoc, Longues-sur-Mer), thé remains de the man-made harbour Winston Churchill (at Arromanches-les-Bains) et underwater vestiges. Cemeteries and memorials are also mentioned and the ax "cultural landscape" is used, but no specific site is mentioned.

When nous were prepare our trip in respectable 2015, the question arose which sites internet are precious a visit. Well, european beaches look more jaune less similar, seul simply a shore with sand. And so are thé beaches in Normandy. So, walking along a beach, seulement because hundreds de thousands soldiers ont landed there seventy year ago? Does no sound really exciting to me. However, auto beaches in Normandy are very popular in summer with bathers and "World war tourists", et the many museums and visitor centre along the côte are tous well attended. Nous are not an extremely interested in militaria et military history, soja we skipped access time to thé museums and decided to se concentrer sur on thé proposed sites internet at Arromanches (Gold Beach) et around Omaha coast which seemed à be the most amazing parts.

Arromanches is a pleasant town with rappel shops et restaurants nous the waterfront. Here, auto Mulberry ns harbour , also named port Winston, was built. Ce was used par the British and Canadian invasion forces. Et indeed, thé remains are calmer visible from thé beach: a line of concrete structures et breakwaters along auto horizon. Some remains are fermé to auto beach, embedded in the sand et even available at low tide (photo). Ce is rather surprising that these ugly concrete chunks ont been preserved, probably it was also costly and expensive venir remove them.

Just five kilometres west of Arromanches is the German defence battery Longues-sur-Mer, in thé middle in between Omaha Beach et Gold Beach. Cette consists of five arme à feu bunkers (the guns have been preserved) and the command write-up at the coastline. Not really interesting in ma opinion. Thé loop road is a leisurely walk ns half an hour, the battery is openly accessible.

A couple of kilometres more to auto west is Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery et Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer. Ce is thé most famous American WWII cemetery nous European soil et the limitless lines of white crosses et stars du David room impressive, much more than 9000 soldiers are hidden here. Style and design de Colleville are comparer to cemeteries et memorials ns the WWI nominations that nous visited later on this trip. Ce is likely that the Colleville cemetery is within the proposed main point zone, it is located on a bluff fermer la porte to the beach overlooking auto landing zone.

Finally we visited Pointe du Hoc, a headland west of Omaha Beach. That is strategic dimportance is obvious, long stretches of the côte can be controlled from auto cliff. Auto remains de bunkers and gun sites internet can it is in visited nous a une kilometre trail.

The prochain day, nous our trip to thé Vauban tower at Saint-Vaast-sur-Hogue, nous passed Utah Beach, auto westernmost D-Day beach. We fabriquer short stop at the Utah beach Memorial et the Leclerc Monument. Here, as in many divers places along the beaches, elle can calmer see remains ns German gun emplacements et bunkers.

All selected des sites) are located straight at auto shoreline, comparable fortifications in thé hinterland space not mentioned. Auto areas provided in the la description suggest that thé core zones encompass seul narrow déshabiller along thé coast. Thus, far-reaching cemeteries et memorials are probably not part de the proposal, seul the Colleville cemetery is fermer la porte to the beach. Examples are the caen memorial et the cemeteries in par okz (British), ns Cambe (German) and Beny-sur-Mer (Canadian). Clearly the se concentrer is nous the war zone and the army conflict.

This leader to auto question, whether auto D-Day beaches need to be a World patrimoine Site? or in est différent words: space battlefields appropriate World patrimoine Sites? In general, I ont only little peur for "military genius" et this pouvez explain mien rather vital attitude nous that issue. Ns course, background can it is in seen ont a consistent succession du wars and battlefields regularly symbolize important turning points. A taille part de the WHS is lien with wars, conquest et destruction, but this is rarely the predominant aspect. And the justification on auto WHC website is not convincing. Thé German Atlantic mur is compared with différent historical lines of defence (Great Wall, Limes, Vauban) et the remains de the fabricated harbour room regarded as a symbol of the logistical effort to conquer this wall. Undoubtedly, auto Great Wall et the roman Limes were de greater historic significance, not seul because they continual over a plus long period, they were much an ext than seul a defence line. Et the fortifications du Vauban are inscribed ont works of architecture and civil engineering, not as locations of military conflicts. More comparisons are fabriqué with auto Independence lobby (a peu farfetched) and Marathon. And even the originalité role in WWII is questionable. Stalingrad is mentioned, the text reads: “Toutefois, les deux journée n’ont pas la en outre portée s’agissant ns signification universel exceptionnelle” (however, thé two events aller not have the very same scope in terms of outstanding universel significance). Russia would absolutely disagree.

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A second côté of the justification aims at thé Liberation of Western Europe, thé sites ont symbol du peace and freedom. Even much more problematic: battlefields oui symbols de human values? non doubt, the D-Day beaches have a symbolic content, they would be inscribed for what has actually happened there, not parce que le any visible attributes ns the remains. In this paper definition other monument sites space mentioned: Robben Island, Gorée, Auschwitz et Genbaku. Well, it"s more mien personal feeling than a rational justification, that auto D-Day beaches aller not droit in this line.