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Old 06-19-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France - Photos of fresh-faced privates, wizened U.S. generals and the largest amphibious military operation in history. Dented army canteens that once dotted killing fields in France. The booming sounds of gunships echoing over the waves in Normandy — this time, on video.

The Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, best known for its sober rows of white grave markers honoring fallen U.S. troops in World War II, has at last gotten a visitor's center.

Nearly a million visitors trek every year to the cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, one of the two landing points where U.S. troops stormed ashore on D-Day — June 6, 1944 — and helped the Allies rid the menace of Nazi Germany over Europe.

Normandy D-Day site gets visitor center - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20070619/ap_tr_ge/travel_trip_d_day_visitor_center - broken link)
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