The American Cemetery of Colleville-Sur-Mer: An American Commission in Normandy (Paperback)Mr. Constant Lebastard (author)
Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 01/06/2014
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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 Leaning on unpublished documents and of a high quality, on press articles as well as oral testimonies, the author, by following the procedures scientifi ques university, proposes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
Number of pages: 328
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
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