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Beny-s-Mer

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Hidden : 05/28/2003
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

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On a peaceful hill within sight of the blue water of the English Channel.

Americans who visit Normandy rightfully tend to focus on Utah and Omaha Beaches and the American Cemetary at St. Laurent. Lest we forget that on June 6, 1944 we were part of a multi-national force including British, Canadian, Free French and others, we encourage you to visit this site above Juno Beach. Omaha was the only beach bloodier on the morning of the landings. In fact, the odds of being killed in the first waves on Juno that morning approached 1 out of 2. The Canadians of the 3rd Division's goal was to push inland to the N-13 highway that links Bayeux and Caen (maybe you drove on it today). They failed. But, they succeeded in establishing a beach head and linked up with the British from Gold Beach--actually pushing further inland than any other force that day.

The Beny-sur-Mer cemetary is immaculately kept (just like the American, British and German cemetaries) and is just as moving. Albert Schweitzer said that war graves are the greatest communicators for peace (or something like that), and we agree.

Here is the question: One grave in this cemetary is different from all the others. Why? Tell us what makes it different. Don't put the answer in your log, but email it to us at the address in our profile.

We suggest you visit the German Cemetary in La Cambe, the Memorial Museum in Caen and the British temporary harbor at Arromanches.

Note: It has been brought to our attention that several posted logs are "bogus," that the loggers got the correct answer from a friend and never actually visited the cache site. Unfortunately, beginning 8/1/09, emails must include a photo of the cache site to receive permission to log the find.

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