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Sculpture "Les braves" d'Anilore Banon (www.anilorebanon.com/)

Monument to the Americans who helped liberating France during WW II. It consists of three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise of Freedom and The Wings of Fraternity. Executed by Anilore Banon, 2004.

Omaha Beach, Normandy, france.

Sculpture by Anilore Banon to honor the Brave

Monument du sculpteur Anilore Banon en acier et inox installée le 5 juin 2004.

Debout la liberté (milieu) Les ailes de l'espoir et les ailes de la fraternité.

 

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Omaha Beach Memorial

 

France, Normandie

Calvados

 

Omaha Beach

Sculpture by Anilore Banon

on Omaha Beach / Normandy. In front: the sculpture "Les Braves" by Anilore Banon. It was created to commemorate the D-Day landings in 1944.

On the beach of Omaha Three sculptures by Anilore Banon,

evokes the landing and the courage of the men who liberated France on 6 June 1944.

Retour en Normandie... le plage d'Omaha avec la sculpture des Braves en mémoire de ceux qui ont donné leur vie pour la France le 6 Juin 1944

Sculpture on Omaha Beach by Anilore Banon to commemorate the American soldiers on D-Day landing.

France, Normandie

Calvados, Omaha Beach

 

Sculpture : Anilore Banon

A sculpture from Anilore Banon, made of steel and inox, in memory of the 3000 died soldiers of D-Day on that beach ...

 

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'The Braves' is a work from Anilore Banon, made of steel and inox, in memory of the 3000 soldiers who died on the 6th of June 1944 ...

  

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A masterpiece from Anilore Banon, built on Omaha Beach, Normandy, in memory of the 3000 soldiers who died there in June '44.

 

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"Les Braves"

 

Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of St. Laurent-sur-Mer in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944.

  

The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity. French sculptor Anilore Banon, created the monument in 2004, commissioned by the French government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion Of Normandy. In the center, there are seven stainless steel columns and a group of five columns that curve upwards, two columns stand upright, with the tallest reaching 30 feet. Stainless steel wings gracefully stand on both sides.

  

Intended only as a temporary art piece, the sculpture still stands on the shores of Omaha Beach widely due to public interest and petition. The sculpture has been described as a blend of art and nature and has been able to withstand the forces of nature surprisingly well.

 

Source: Rotblattamrany

 

On the centre of Omaha Beach is the monument, to the Americans who liberated France.

It was placed on the beach, near the original monument placed here many years ago.

It was commissioned by the French government to celebrate the 60th anniversary in 2004.

The sculptor was executed by Anilore Banon and consists of three elements.

Omaha Beach, Monument "Les Braves" - Easy Green sector.

 

Omaha Beach

 

Omaha was divided into ten sectors, codenamed (from west to east): Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog Green, Dog White, Dog Red, Easy Green, Easy Red, Fox Green and Fox Red. On june 6, 1944 -D-Day - the initial assault on Omaha was to be made by two Regimental Combat Teams (RCT), supported by two tank battalions, with two battalions of Rangers also attached. The RCT's were part of the veteran 1st Infantry division ("The Big Red One") and the untested 29th ("Blue and Grey") , a National Guard unit.

 

The plan was to make frontal assaults at the "draws" (valleys) in the bluffs which dominate the coast in Normandy , codenamed west to east they were called D-1, D-3, E-1, E-3 and F-1 . These draws could then be used to move inland with reserves and vehicles.

 

The Germans were not stupid; they knew the draws were vital and concentrated their limited resources in defending them. To this end they built "Widerstandsneste" with AT guns, mortars, MG's in Tobrul's, trenches and bunkers, manned by soldiers of the German 716th and - more recently - 352nd Infantry Division, a large portion of whom were teenagers, though they were supplemented by veterans who had fought on the Eastern Front. All in all some 1100 German soldiers defended the entire Omaha beach sector of over 5 miles.

 

Preliminary bombardments were almost totally ineffective and when the initial waves landed at low tide they met with fiece opposition of an enemy well dug in and prepared.

 

Casualties were heaviest amongst the troops landing at either end of Omaha. At Fox Green and Easy Red, scattered elements of three companies were reduced to half strength by the time they gained the relative safety of the shingle, many of them having crawled the 300 yards (270 m) of beach just ahead of the incoming tide. Casualties were especially heavy amongst the first waves of soldiers and the gap assault teams - at Omaha these were tasked with blasting channels through the beach obstacles. German gunfire from the bluffs above the beach took a heavy toll on these men. The demolition teams managed to blast only six complete gaps and three partial ones; more than half their engineers were killed in the process.

 

Situation at Dog Green and on Easy Red on the other end of Omaha by mid morning was so bad with nearly all the troops essentially pinned down on the beach gen. Eisenhower seriously considered to abandon the operation; in "First Wave at OMAHA Beach", S.L.A. Marshall, chief U.S. Army combat historian, called it "an epic human tragedy which in the early hours bordered on total disaster."

 

As the US first waves assault forces and combat engineers landing directly opposite the "draws" were pinned down it was up to forces landing on the flanks of the strongpoints to penetrate the weaker German defences by climbing the bluffs. Doing this they had to overcome the minefields and barbed wire as well as machinegun fire from German positions but they did and they were able to attack some key strongpoints from the side and the rear, taking them out by early afternoon.

This happened on several spots at Omaha and essentially saved the day: individual acts of initiative by lower ranked officers and courage like that of First Lieutenant Jimmy Monteith, who led a group of men to take one of the key German widerstandsneste and was killed in action, succeeded where a flawed plan failed.

  

On the photo: Monument Les Braves

 

This monument was erected in 2004 roughly on the border of Dog Red and Easy Green sectors, at the St. Laurent draw. It was commissioned by the French government to celebrate the 60th anniversary of D-Day in 2004. It was designed by artist Anilore Banon . The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise of Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity.

 

Shot with a Nikon D7000 and Tamron 28-25mm F2.8 lens, august 2012. Tonemapped using three differently exposed (handheld) shots.

 

See my other Omaha beach photo's for more viewpoints, panorama shots and notes on the fighting

 

My set of photo's of the British invasion beaches and other interesting places connected to D-Day

Utah Beach, Normandy, France

 

Les Braves

Sculpteur: Anilore Banon

 

"Les Braves" consists of three elements:

 

The Wings of Hope

So that the spirit that carried these men on June 6th 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it's always possible to change the future

 

Rise, Freedom!

So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain strong against all forms of inhumanity.

 

The Wings of Fraternity

So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. On June 6th, 1944 these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

 

Les Braves - French sculptor Anilore Banon's tribute to soldiers involved in the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings at Normandy beaches. A plaque near Omaha Beach describes Banon's philosophy in the three elements of her sculpture:

 

Wings of Hope - So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.

 

Rise Freedom! - So that the example of those who rose against barbarity helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.

 

The Wings of Fraternity - So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others, as well as ourselves.

To remember the soldiers who lost their lives on this beach during the d-day landings Anilore Banon was commissioned to create a sculpture. This sculpture "Les Braves" is split into three elements, "The Wings of Hope", "Rise of Freedom" and "The Wings of Fraternity".

Les BRAVES du sculpteur Anilore BANON représentent sur la plage d'OMAHA BEACH 3 sculptures:

- Ailes de l'espoir,

- Debout la Liberté,

- Les Ailes de la Fraternité

en hommage à ceux qui ont débarqué sur cette plage en juin 1944

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The sculpture by Anilore Banon, "The Braves". He created this to honour the courage of these men: sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the French people.

 

This is where the American landed but they were only a part of the invasion forces along the whole Normandy coast.

 

Anilore BANON, sculpteur, a réalisé un ensemble de 3 sculptures monumentales intitulées "LES BRAVES" avec "Debout la liberté" encadrée par "Les ailes de l'espoir" et par "Les ailes de la fraternité" mises en place sur le sable d'Omaha à St Laurent/Mer pour le 6 juin 2004.

  

Le titre de l'oeuvre, "Les braves", évoque le débarquement au travers du courage de ces hommes venus nous libérer en nous apportant liberté et espoir mais aussi des valeurs fortes comme la tolérance, la démocratie, l'indépendance, la fraternité entre les hommes et les peuples. Cette liberté retrouvée se manifeste par la symbolique de cette oeuvre, implantée dans le sable d'Omaha, là où le 6 juin 1944 près de 35.000 hommes ont débarqué au péril de leur vie.

N'oublions jamais les 3000 morts, disparus ou blessés au soir du 6 juin 1944 tombés sur cette plage.

A sculpture from Anilore Banon, made of steel and inox, in memory of the 3000 died soldiers of D-Day on that beach ...

 

You can join me also on my Facebook page.

Normandy France, September 2013.

 

Omaha Beach at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, a"Les Braves" Monument from a slightly different angle.

 

This beautiful monument was made by Anilore Banon.

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Image taken with a Xenar equiped Rolleiflex 3,5A Automat TLR.

Fuji Reala 100 film.

Scanned with a Plustek Opticfilm 120 at 2650ppi. Downscaled to 1325ppi.

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The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity. French sculptor Anilore Banon, created the monument in 2004, commissioned by the French government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion Of Normandy. In the centre, there are seven stainless steel columns and a group of five columns that curve upwards, two columns stand upright, with the tallest reaching 30 feet. Stainless steel wings gracefully stand on both sides.

 

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Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of St. Laurent-sur-Mer in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944.

  

The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity. French sculptor Anilore Banon, created the monument in 2004, commissioned by the French government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion Of Normandy. In the center, there are seven stainless steel columns and a group of five columns that curve upwards, two columns stand upright, with the tallest reaching 30 feet. Stainless steel wings gracefully stand on both sides.

  

Intended only as a temporary art piece, the sculpture still stands on the shores of Omaha Beach widely due to public interest and petition. The sculpture has been described as a blend of art and nature and has been able to withstand the forces of nature surprisingly well.

 

Source: Rotblattamrany

 

Cet ensemble de 3 sculptures "Les braves" (9 mètres de hauteur et 15 mètres de largeur) est l'oeuvre d'Anilore Banon. Elles ont été érigées sur la plage de Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Omaha beach) lors du soixantième anniversaire du débarquement et n'avaient reçu qu'une autorisation d'occupation temporaire de trois mois. Trois ans après, elles sont toujours en place mais sont menacées par l'application de la "loi littoral" qui interdit toute construction sur la plage.

Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of St. Laurent-sur-Mer in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944.

 

The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity. French sculptor Anilore Banon, created the monument in 2004, commissioned by the French government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion Of Normandy. In the center, there are seven stainless steel columns and a group of five columns that curve upwards, two columns stand upright, with the tallest reaching 30 feet. Stainless steel wings gracefully stand on both sides.

 

Intended only as a temporary art piece, the sculpture still stands on the shores of Omaha Beach widely due to public interest and petition. The sculpture has been described as a blend of art and nature and has been able to withstand the forces of nature surprisingly well.

Source: Rotblattamrany

  

Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of St. Laurent-sur-Mer in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944.

 

The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings Of Fraternity. French sculptor Anilore Banon, created the monument in 2004, commissioned by the French government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion Of Normandy. In the center, there are seven stainless steel columns and a group of five columns that curve upwards, two columns stand upright, with the tallest reaching 30 feet. Stainless steel wings gracefully stand on both sides.

 

Intended only as a temporary art piece, the sculpture still stands on the shores of Omaha Beach widely due to public interest and petition. The sculpture has been described as a blend of art and nature and has been able to withstand the forces of nature surprisingly well.

Sculpture en acier réalisée en 2004 par l’artiste française, Anilore Banon, elle s’étend sur 15 m de long et s’élève à 9 m de hauteur.

Monument by Anilore Banon at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.

This is a memorial to the American forces, consisting of three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise Freedom, and the Wings of Fraternity.

 

This memorial stands on the beach known as Omaha Beach in the village St. Laurent-sur-Mer in Normandy, France and commemorates the soldiers that fell on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June6, 1944. The memorial was dedicated on June 5 2004, for the 60th anniversary of the invasion.

   

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Anilore Banon's Omaha Beach monument 'Les Braves' at St Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados, Normandy, France.

 

The sculpture comprises three parts: 'The Wings of Hope', 'The Rise of Freedom' and 'The Wings of Fraternity'. It was commissioned by the French government in 2004 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings (see: parisparfait.typepad.com/paris_parfait/2006/04/normandy_s....

  

L’œuvre Les Braves, du sculpteur Anilore Banon, est érigée sur la plage d’Omaha Beach de Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer depuis 2004. Elle a été inaugurée le 5 juin 2004, à la veille du 60ème anniversaire du débarquement de Normandie. Cette œuvre, initialement installée temporairement car édifiée sur le domaine public maritime, est toujours « debout » car bénéficie d’un arrêté préfectoral autorisant son maintien, suite à la pétition « Il faut sauver les Braves ! ».

« L’œuvre Les Braves est constituée de trois éléments :

Les Ailes de l'Espoir

Pour que le souffre qui a porté ces hommes le 6 juin 1944

Continue de nous inspirer en nous rappelant qu'ensemble,

Il est toujours possible de changer l'avenir.

Debout la liberté

Pour que l'exemple de ceux qui se sont dressé contre la barbarie

nous aide à nous tenir debout face à toutes les formes d'inhumanité

Les Ailes de la Fraternité

Pour que cet élan de fraternité nous rappelle toujours notre responsabilité

envers l'autre comme envers nous-même.

Anilore Banon »

 

Normandy France, September 2013

 

Omaha Beach at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, a view towards the "Les Braves" Monument.

This beautiful monument was made by Anilore Banon.

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Image taken with a Xenar equiped Rolleiflex 3,5A Automat TLR.

Fuji Reala 100 film.

Scanned with a Plustek Opticfilm 120 at 2650ppi. Downscaled to 1325ppi.

Normandy France, September 2013

 

Omaha Beach at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, one of the American Flags alongside the stairs leading to "Les Braves" monument.

 

Small in size but touching to see.

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Image taken with a Xenar equiped Rolleiflex 3,5A Automat TLR.

Fuji Reala 100 film.

Scanned with a Plustek Opticfilm 120 at 2650ppi. Cropped and Downscaled to 1325ppi.

'Les Braves' has 3 elements:

The Wings of Hope

Rise Freedom!

The Wings of Fraternity.

It was designed by sculptor Anilore Banon and commissioned by the French government to celebrate the 60th anniversary in 2004.

Monument des Braves à St Laurent-sur-Mer. Ce monument commémoratif situé sur la plage d'Omaha Beach (secteur de Saint Laurent sur mer) , est une oeuvre du sculpteur Anilore Banon dédiée au courage des soldats des Forces alliées.

by Anilore Banon

 

Comment of the sculpteur:

 

I created this sculpture to honour the courage of these men: sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the French people.

 

Les Braves consists of three elements:

 

The wings of Hope

So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6th, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to changing the future.

 

Rise, Freedom!

So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.

 

The Wings of Fraternity

So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves.

 

On June 6th, 1944 these man were more than soldiers, they were our brothers

 

Omaha Beach Memorial, Normandy, France

"Les Braves" is a memorial sculpture created by French artist Anilore Banon in honor of the Allied forces who landed at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

"The Braves" monument

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Monumental work of art designed by artist Anilore Banon in memory of Allied Forces soldiers bravery

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L'opera dell'artista Anilore Banon si erge sulla sabbia di Omaha Beach: ricorda il coraggio delle ondate statunitensi che sbarcarono contro l'acciaio e il cemento armato dell'Atlantikwall (Vallo Atlantico).

Inchiodati per ore sulla battigia dal fuoco nemico, i soldati vennero esortati dal colonnello George A. Taylor: «Qui ci sono due tipi di individui, i morti e quelli che moriranno. Allora andiamocene via da qui!».

La presa di cinque chilometri di spiaggia costò la morte di 3.000 uomini e di altrettanti feriti e dispersi tra le onde del mare.

  

Anilore BANON, sculpteur, a réalisé un ensemble de 3 sculptures monumentales intitulées "LES BRAVES" avec "Debout la liberté" encadrée par "Les ailes de l'espoir" et par "Les ailes de la fraternité" mises en place sur le sable d'Omaha à St Laurent/Mer pour le 6 juin 2004.

Le titre de l'oeuvre, "Les braves", évoque le débarquement au travers du courage de ces hommes venus nous libérer en nous apportant liberté et espoir mais aussi des valeurs fortes comme la tolérance, la démocratie, l'indépendance, la fraternité entre les hommes et les peuples. Cette liberté retrouvée se manifeste par la symbolique de cette oeuvre, implantée dans le sable d'Omaha, là où le 6 juin 1944 près de 35.000 hommes ont débarqué au péril de leur vie.

N'oublions jamais les 3000 morts, disparus ou blessés au soir du 6 juin 1944 tombés sur cette plage.

St Laurent su Mer - France, Normandie, Calvados

Scultura Les Braves di Anilore Banon

Erigé sur le sable de la plage d’Omaha Beach, en hommage aux 35.000 soldats alliés qui débarquèrent en ce lieu, le 6 juin 1944, et aux 3.000 victimes, morts, disparus et blessés au soir du D-Day, le monument « Les Braves », œuvre du sculpteur Anilore Banon, dont les voiles d’acier se dressent au pied des marches du monument Signal de Saint-Laurent-sur- Mer, a été inauguré le 5 juin 2004, à la veille du 60ème anniversaire du débarquement de Normandie.

 

Cet ensemble monumental, réalisé dans les ateliers des Constructions Mécaniques de Cherbourg, d’une longueur de 15 mètres et d’un poids de 15 tonnes, est composé de trois groupes, sculptés dans l’acier et l’Inox, reposant sur un socle de béton. Au centre, dressée vers le ciel, les pieds baignés par le flux et le reflux de la mer, « Debout la liberté », dont le sommet culmine à 9 mètres au-dessus du sol, célèbre le courage des hommes qui se lèvent pour affronter et vaincre la barbarie et le totalitarisme. A sa gauche, « les ailes de la fraternité » commémorent l’engagement de ceux qui combattent pour l’établissement et le respect d’une égalité universelle des Droits de l’homme. A sa droite, complétant l’ensemble, « les ailes de l’espoir », illustrent l’engagement de ceux qui, aujourd’hui encore, continuent le combat pour la démocratie.

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