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Les Braves Memorial of Omaha Beach

Les Braves Memorial of Omaha Beach

St Laurent-sur-Mer

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.
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.

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Don Mottershead25-Jan-2018 00:54
Excellent capture of this somber monument. V
Buz Kiefer19-Jan-2018 19:14
Lovely memorial and great photo. The tidal pools and the man in the BG are very nice extras that enhance the photo. Vote.
barbarajoy22-Dec-2017 05:58
A striking and worthy memorial, captured beautifully. The figure adds great dimension. V
Gill Kopy04-Dec-2017 02:12
I love this memorial - beautifully captured V
Zoltán Balogh03-Dec-2017 09:28
A really nice memorial, I like it. V
Paco López29-Nov-2017 05:10
Great find!! V!
Nick Paoni29-Nov-2017 01:26
A wonderful memorial. The lone figure tells me just how large the memorial is.
John Glines29-Nov-2017 01:05
Very striking memorial piece. It should be permanent. And you captured it perfectly with the sea in the background & the solitary figure for scale & desolation.
Range View 28-Nov-2017 21:34
Wow, this is one of the most spectacular memorials I have seen, simply stunning! You have captured the light and shadow beautifully Charlene. BV
globalgadabout28-Nov-2017 20:52
what a fine shot...the memorial is beautifully done..
Colin Storey28-Nov-2017 19:58
A fantastic image of this impressive tribute, I can see why they are still their. Nice with the single person for scale.
Zeeby28-Nov-2017 19:48
An very attractive sculpture. V
Jim Coffman28-Nov-2017 19:38
A very nice capture of this memorial...
joseantonio28-Nov-2017 19:19
a lovely memorial in the beach.V.
Helen Betts28-Nov-2017 19:17
Spectacular sculpture and memorial, well captured. The sole figure gives a good sense of scale. V.
Dave Berry28-Nov-2017 18:57
I'm guessing that's Sword Beach. It's a fantastic photo. I like the fact that the man on the beach gives a clue as to the size of the sculptures. Great catch! V
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