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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 09:02 AM
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D-Day vets: Wind turbines off Normandy beaches a ‘desecration’
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American D-Day veterans are crying foul over a French initiative, approved last month by President Nicolas Sarkozy, to construct over one hundred 525-feet wind turbines just off the Normandy landing grounds.

Gérard Lecornu, president of the Port Winston Churchill Association of Arromanches, says the giant structures, expected to be built seven miles offshore, will be visible from the Normandy battleground beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

“Three million tourists come from the world over to the landing beaches. The first thing they do is look at the line of horizon from where the landings came,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “D-Day is in our collective memory. To touch this is a very grave attack on that memory.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/15/d-day-vets-wind-turbi...

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  -D-Day vets: Wind turbines off Normandy beaches a ‘desecration’ PoliticAverse  Aug-15-11 09:02 AM   #0 
  - D-Day was a fight to save the world, can't we save it from global warming, too?  txlibdem   Aug-15-11 09:09 AM   #1 
  - Sometimes I wonder  OKIsItJustMe   Aug-15-11 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Ah, the beautiful ambiguities of the word "sacred"!  Nihil   Aug-16-11 06:01 AM   #4 
     - :nailed:  Kolesar   Aug-16-11 08:14 AM   #5 
     - And (of course) in this case, we’re not talking about putting wind turbines on the “D-Day” beaches  OKIsItJustMe   Aug-16-11 12:41 PM   #6 
        - And you might think that a horizon dotted with turbines looks more like an invasion fleet  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-18-11 08:08 AM   #15 
  - What horseshit.  pscot   Aug-15-11 10:02 AM   #3 
  - D-Day vets, who the hell do they think they are?  ChandlerJr   Aug-16-11 01:10 PM   #7 
  - No suprise that the world's #1 nuclear cheerleader Sarkozy would create a controversy like this  kristopher   Aug-16-11 01:15 PM   #8 
  - At 7 miles they won't be that visible  One_Life_To_Give   Aug-16-11 02:04 PM   #9 
  - D-Day veterans? How many are left?  silverweb   Aug-16-11 03:00 PM   #10 
  - I'm caught in two minds on this one....  truebrit71   Aug-16-11 04:14 PM   #11 
     - I've got mixed feelings too  The Croquist   Aug-17-11 09:03 AM   #12 
        - I was there last June  caraher   Aug-17-11 11:05 AM   #13 
           - Thanks for the info  The Croquist   Aug-18-11 06:17 AM   #14 
 

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