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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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This picture is one of my best. In memory of all those that gave their lives for us to be free.

Can you say where this was. Give city and country.

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This picture is one of my best. In memory of all those that gave their lives for us to be free.

Can you say where this was. Give city and country.

The most obvious is Arlington ,VA ,USA .My second guess is Normandy ,France .
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I think that it is Normandy Beach, in France.

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Madingley, Cambridgeshire, UK...not too far from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford?
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I will cut this one short.

These are United States soldiers who fought in the battle of North Africa. These are those that did not make it and were placed to rest in a United States Cemetary in Carthage, Tunisia. A US citizen lives here and manages the site. He gave us a complete history of the Campaign in North Africa during WWII. It was very interesting and sad to see soo many young men who lost their lives in order for us to be FREE.
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I will cut this one short.

These are United States soldiers who fought in the battle of North Africa. These are those that did not make it and were placed to rest in a United States Cemetary in Carthage, Tunisia. A US citizen lives here and manages the site. He gave us a complete history of the Campaign in North Africa during WWII. It was very interesting and sad to see soo many young men who lost their lives in order for us to be FREE.
I was at Arlington National Cemetary in 1964 and took a picture which I still have .It looks exactly the same .
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The cemetary at Madingley is for USAF from WW2, most were based at nearby Duxford, Mildenhall and Lakenheath.

It's quite an amazing place to visit if ever you're in the UK.....there are way too many cemetaries like it around the world, not just for US but for many other nationalities that lost men and women in the wars.

It's like visiting Dachau, Auschwitz (which I have also done many times) or any of the concentration camps in Europe, a visit to a war cemetary is a must do, if only to remind ourselves just how lucky we are.
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Wow.....breathtaking picture
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Well I was going to guess Flanders Fields.

I just bought a poppy last week from the VFW. He told me that sadly very few people nowadays understand why they offer the poppies, or where Flanders Fields are or what they mean.
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Well I was going to guess Flanders Fields.

I just bought a poppy last week from the VFW. He told me that sadly very few people nowadays understand why they offer the poppies, or where Flanders Fields are or what they mean.
That's Sad! we were at the American Cemetery in Normandy last year, wow, that's a site to behold. Very moving.
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