The Duty of Remembrance
On 6th June 1944, one of the largest battles of the Second World War got under way in Normandy. On Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword beaches, nearly 133,000 men landed. Nowadays the traces of shells and bodies of the fighters involved have given way to peace and serenity. On all of the beaches, you will find explanatory boards about the famous D-Day.
It is fruitless to look for the remains of this sad day, as the tanks and infrastructure have been carried away by the sea. Nevertheless, on Omaha Beach the sculptor, Anilore Banon, has produced a set of 3 monumental works, an allegory of freedom and hope: a compulsory detour!