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paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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Views 1112 at May – 18 – 2013

Featured in RB Explore Photography Page November – 21 – 2012

14 Features

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Top Ten Challenge Finish in Absolute Clarity Group – Graveyard Challenge April – 03 – 2013


Featured in The BEST of Redbubble Group May – 29 – 2011


Placed 3th in The BEST of RB…Digital Art and Photography Group – Honoring Our Heroes Challenge May – 25 – 2011


Featured in Honour the Dead Group December – 04 – 2010


Featured in Country Bumpkin Group November – 11 – 2010


Featured in A Place To Call Home Group November – 11 – 2010


Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group November – 11 – 2010


Featured in Memorials Group June – 15 – 2010


Placed 2nd in Mood & Ambi(e)nce Group – Honoring the Armed Services Challenge June – 01 – 2010


Featured in Rural Around The Globe Group February – 13 – 2010


Featured in ImageWriting (2/24) Group September – 18 – 2009


Featured Members in ImageWriting Group


Challenge Winner in ImageWriting Group – Story of a Cemetery Challenge September – 16 – 2009


Featured in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses Group Agoust – 23 – 2009


Featured in Photography 101 Group Agoust – 22 – 2009


Challenge Winner in Focus and Lighting Group – DEPTH OF FIELD Challenge July – 17 – 2009


Featured in History Group May – 25 – 2009


Featured in JPG Cast-Offs Group May – 24 – 2009


Challenge Winner in History Group – Memorials Challenge May 2009


Featured in ImageWriting (2/24) Group May – 24 – 2009


Featured in Amazing Graves Group May – 21 – 2009


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Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres, chiefly on the west side of the Greve “torrente.” The wooded hills that frame its west limit rise several hundred feet. Between the two entrance buildings, a bridge leads to the burial area where the headstones of 4,402 of our military dead are arrayed in symmetrical curved rows upon the hillside. They represent 39 percent of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944. Included among them are casualties of the heavy fighting in the Apennines shortly before the war’s end. On May 2, 1945, the enemy troops in northern Italy surrendered.Above the graves, on the topmost of three broad terraces, stands the memorial marked by a tall pylon surmounted by a large sculptured figure. The memorial has two open atria, or courts, joined by the Tablets of the Missing upon which are inscribed 1,409 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The atrium at the south end of the Tablets of the Missing serves as a forecourt to the chapel, which is decorated with marble and mosaic. The north atrium contains the marble operations maps recording the achievements of the American armed forces in this region.The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

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