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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 10:02 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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