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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific II by David Davies

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Grave markers and an avenue of trees in the Memorial Cemetery. The markers immediately under the trees are some of those of the US 442nd Infantry Regiment. (Wikipedia) ‘The 442nd Regimental Combat Team (Japanese: 第442連隊戦闘団) of the United States Army was a regimental size fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent who volunteered to fight in World War II even though their families were subject to internment. The 442nd, beginning in 1944, fought primarily in Europe during World War II. The 442nd was a self-sufficient force, and fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. The 442nd was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations and twenty-one of its members were awarded the Medal of Honor for World War II. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, “Go for Broke”.’

Sony NEX-5N, 18-55mm zoom.

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 2 years ago

    Terrific shot mate and amazingly a dead ringer for the Japanese cemetery in Darwin – I think it must be the trees that started me on that train of thought.

  • Thank you, Peter. How interesting that there would be another cemetery similar to this.

    – David Davies

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 2 years ago

    a good well defined image
    super colour

  • Thank you, John.

    – David Davies

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtalmost 2 years ago

    well composed David excellend POF.

  • Thank you, BB, glad you like it.

    – David Davies

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely composed. The trees are unusual.

  • Thank you, Lilian. I’ve been trying to find out what the trees are but no luck yet

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Brilliant POV David – with those lovely trees and the memorial stones leading into the distance. Interesting write-up, I remember reading this once before. If you were of Italian or German descent you were sent to the Pacific. Japanese, you went to Europe – sensible thinking !

  • Thank you, Roy. However, did you really just accuse the military of sensible thinking? LOL

    – David Davies

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 2 years ago

    Those trees are awesome, and a very beautiful capture too!

  • Thank you so much, and thanks too for the fave.

    – David Davies

  • Buckwhite
    Buckwhitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful composition David. Very nice work.

  • Thank you, Buck. glad you like it. Thanks too for the fave.

    – David Davies

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    I have been there many times. Today is D-Day and I hope we can all remember those who fought that day. Great picture.

  • Thank you, Lori, Impressive place isn’t it!

    – David Davies

  • p.s. thanks for the fave.

    – David Davies

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