The Wings of Fraternity by cclaude

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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 sculpture was designed by Anilore Banon and consists of three elements.
Here is The Wings of Fraternity:
So that the surge of brotherhood always reminds of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. On 6th June 1944, these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

Anilore banon commented on this photo:
I am very touched by this photo of my sculpture, patricularly by the atmosphere, both tormented and serene that you conveyed. A bientôt- Anilore Banon

Other photographs of this sculpture can be seen in my Normandy collection.


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Amateur photographer and publisher of websites on my hometown , Normandy and of a photoblog on the Normandy Coast .

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  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanalmost 3 years ago

    Such power in the meaning and the starkness.

  • Thanks so much for the feature. Really appreciated. The credit must go to the artist, Anilore Banon, and to all the young men who did not come back.

    – cclaude

  • WeeZie
    WeeZiealmost 3 years ago

    This image evokes such emotion. The simplicity of the monument alone on that beach along with your narrative, reminds one of the sacrifices of so many, and what can be accomplished if we work together. This is a great capture, awesome in b/w, great POV. Thanks for sharing the image and the reminding us of Omaha Beach.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am so glad, since this image is all about emotion and remembrance. .

    – cclaude

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • deviloblivious
    deviloblivious6 months ago

    Your work is fantastic!
    : )

  • Thank you, so pleased you like it.

    – cclaude

  • Keala
    Keala6 months ago


  • lorilee
    lorilee4 months ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has tied for FIRST PLACE in
    our “On The BEACH” challenge in the group, “Cover Shot Photography!!”

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature3 months ago

    You earned a TOP 10 PLACE in the NAUTICAL challenge, ON THE BEACH. July 2014! What a wonderful image.

    You can view the challenge winners’ announcement HERE and leave a comment if you choose:>)

    This is a favorite!

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