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A visit to the cemeteries of Normandy...

No soldier deserves to die

It was seven o'clock on an uncharacteristically grey and cool morning in Normandy and the biting wind was causing an empty flagpole to rattle eerily in the World War II  German cemetery at La Cambe.

The cemetery was simple and elegant with rows of flat, black headstones and small clusters of black crosses. These surrounded the central monument, a cross flanked by a man and woman at the top of a small hill, surrounded by blood red roses.

Standing looking out from this hill at thousands of graves I was struck by the senseless tragedy of the war.

By Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin

Justin Skaradosky/ The Tattoo



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