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Vierville-sur-Mer ; American Provisional Cemetery | by appaIoosa
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Vierville-sur-Mer ; American Provisional Cemetery

Located on Boulevard de Cauvigny.

(See also this LINK)


A poignant photo by Robert Capa:


Before the remains of the dead were interred nearby at the familiar American cemetery in Coleville-sur-Mer, a makeshift provisional cemetery was established here. The dead were buried all along a stretch of coast between the villages of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and Vierville-sur-Mer.


457 bodies in all were buried here, before orders came to move the bodies to a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, at Coleville-sur-Mer.


See this photo (taken on the afternoon of D-Day, 6 June 1944, showing the victims on the beach :

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Taken on September 25, 2013