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Address: Rue de Verdun / Rue de Cordeliers, Bayeux, France

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Moving and emotional

An easy walk from the middle of town, this tribute is moving and eye opening. Spending time in the war museum, cemetery and the memorial was a perfect way to spend a pretty fall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

An easy walk from the middle of town, this tribute is moving and eye opening. Spending time in the war museum, cemetery and the memorial was a perfect way to spend a pretty fall afternoon.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful, emotional, quite unique and lovingly maintained. The columns with named of war zone journalists killed while covering battles is chronological. Sad that almost every year has some names. Enlightening to see how the hot spots shift geographically, but produce equally tragic results.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We read something about this memorial to modern journalists killed in recent years and decided to visit. There are a series of vertical columns, each representing a year, and carved with the names of those killed gathering the news for us all. Beautifully done, one could identify the particular conflicts causing the deaths, and how the numbers are increasing year-by-year... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My husband, adult son, and I were leaving the Museum of the Battle of Normandy to visit the British War Cemetery when we happened across this memorial. It is laid out quite simply along a peaceful, well landscaped path with tall stone markers. Each marker shows the year and lists the names of press members who were killed while reporting... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Journalists are often the overlooked casualties of war but this memorial is a stark reminder of their sacrifices - in every year since 1945. Its easy to miss but the memorials are in a peaceful wooded glade across the road from the British War cemetery.

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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Found this gem by accident while walking from the British cemetery to the museum across the road. Well taken care of and designed in a way to make your walk through the memorial reflective of the price of freedom of the press. Some names and their related stories were familiar, some not. Definitely worth a short visit. Can be easily... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Other than names engraved in stone by year, there isn't much here. But then, that's the point. It's a stark reminder that hundred of journalists have died doing their jobs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

By walking down the years, it brings into stark reality the considerable number who lost their lives reporting the events

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Shenandoah Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This Memorial is hidden beside and behind the Museum of the Battle of Normandy in a lovely garden and grove of trees. Its serene and peaceful location is a gentle reminder of the sacrifice journalists make daily. The silence is haunting.

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Westchester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This memorial is actually a short walk through a series of plaques which display the names of reporters who have died in the course of just doing their job. Many, if not most, of these individuals are unknown to, I'm estimating, most, if not all, tourists. However, I felt that it was important to pay tribute to them by reading... More 

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