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Ranville

By CaroleA
I took this a year or two back, in Ranville, Normandy (7 miles from Caen).

Ranville was the first town of France to be liberated on 6 June 1944 at 2:30 a.m. by the 13th Lancashire battalion, the Parachute regiment.

The military cemetery of Ranville is close to the local cemetery, where the first British soldier killed on that day is buried. 2,562 soldiers are buried there in total, including 2,151 British, 76 Canadians, 1 Australian, 1 Belgian, 322 Germans and 2 unknowns.

It is a very quiet, peaceful village, now. I thought it was an appropriate day to post this image.

Tags: France War Cemetery Normandy Black and white Ww2 D-day

Voters: ChiliMan, hebdens, ron thomas and 17 more


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Comments


12 Nov 2006 2:54PM
Good b&w capture .... nice tone & perspective too.

Well done
Bert clk
Brilane 16 5 12 Wales
12 Nov 2006 3:26PM
A very poignant picture, nicely taken, and very appropriate for today. Brian.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2006 3:54PM
Wonderful tones and perspective Carole Just returned from aa remmeberance parade were our son Anderson took part with his cub group we should never forget.

Mark.
chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2006 7:34PM
nice touch, thoughtful!!
chris
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
13 Nov 2006 2:20AM
Excellent and thoughtfully done in B&W-- Love your leading lines! Jennnnnnnn
MickS 17 23 14 England
13 Nov 2006 8:30PM
Watcha Carole,
excellent B&W and pespective study.
best
Mick
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
13 Nov 2006 9:39PM
good comp and presentation......very good
14 Nov 2006 6:01PM
Lovely B&W composition, pleasing perspective, nicely executed.

Joe
hebdens 17 5
15 Nov 2006 7:33PM
A beautiful tribute.
Tracy
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
16 Nov 2006 2:13PM
WEll taken, Spot on! click!!!

Greg
Gecko 16 25 Australia
17 Nov 2006 5:47AM
Lovely in b+w, nicely taken. Pam
17 Nov 2006 6:27PM
Excellent B&W image Carole! Great leading lines as well!

Stan
CaroleA 16 10 3 England
2 Dec 2006 7:13PM
Thanks everyone: your comments are appreciated. I would really recommend visiting this cemetery if you're ever in Normandy.
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
5 Dec 2006 7:36AM
Beautifully composed, beautifully taken, beautifully framed. A lovely tribute to this cemetery and its memories, Carole Smile

Andrew

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