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    Saving Private Ryan is an award winning 1998 film directed by Steven Spielberg that documented D-Day on June 6, 1944 and the atrocities the men in battle went through. The film received 5 Oscars, 74 other rewards, and was nominated for another 74 awards. The film has also been appraised by Royal Marines that played as extras in the film and after the release of the film in 1998 the number of people that visited the American cemetery at St. Laurent increased due to the graphic content that was shown, which caused people to want to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers. Though the film was able to emphasize that war is brutal with the help of Spielberg’s cinematography techniques it was not one hundred percent historically accurate, even…

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    How do poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon present their ideas of war in their poems, Exposure and Does It Matter? Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon are two famous war time poets, who conveyed their first-hand experiences of war through the form of poems to enlighten people towards the reality of war, as shown in “Exposure” and “Does It Matter?”. Exposure is an emotionally powerful poem that expresses the reality of the brutal weather conditions that were endured by the soldiers in the…

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    In Normandy, I will explore more information about World War II, such as D-day and the impact that it left in this beautiful region. During my visit to Normandy, I plan on visiting many places such as Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Bayeux War Cemetery, Juno Beach Centre, and the many museums that explores Normandy’s role during the World War II battles. I plan on visiting Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and Pointe du Hoc because I have learned what…

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    Stories from the Grave Cemeteries bring to life memories of the dead. Visiting the Syracuse cemetery was eye-opening for me. The only times I have walked in cemeteries, have been for the burials of both my cousin and grandfather, and when I visited the American cemetery in Normandy, France. For some inexplicable reason, I have always been wary of graveyards, memorials, and cemeteries. This project thrust me into a world that I have never cared to observe. I didn’t learn as much about death on my…

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    I would put a bomb and blow it away. It is the most repellent cross in the world. It is an insult to Christ. Although this may be seen as a radical approach, the truth is that the towering cross has represented for many years the Valley and its unmistakable Francoist symbology. If when one visits the Normandy American Cemetery, is taken aback by all the crosses, and the victims they represent, when visiting the Valley of the Fallen, there is only one monumental cross, and one does not stop to…

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    civilians as well. The review of this book will discuss things such as the kinds of sources used to reinforce the author’s thesis, the author’s treatment of the topic and how the book was constructed. In the beginning of the book William I. Hitchcock opens up the book by starting the reader off in a Luxembourg cemetery where he reads off a memorial tablet that…

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    after the war, Elie soon discovered that his two sisters had survived, he was taken to Normandy in France by a relief organization to help him start his life (Elie Wiesel 1). Elie married Marion Erster Rose, also a concentration camp survivor, and they have a son, Shlomo Elisha (Elie Wiesel 1). Wiesel wrote his first book in 1956 and was entitled And The World Was Silent, four years later it was published as Night in English. He has wrote more than 35 books: novels, collection of short stories…

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