Talk:Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

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What are they called?[edit]

What are cemeteries specially build for dead soldiers called? Soldier cemetery? The English Wikipedia doesn't seem to have an article about that. --Abdull 20:52, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

Legal status[edit]

The page about enclaves talks about the legal status of this territory, but this page does not. I find that curious. - jmr

Some WWI graves[edit]

At least one of the graves in this cemetery (Quentin Roosevelt) was from WWI, not WWII. This contradicts the infobox's claim that all burials were from WWII. Jwillbur 20:40, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Quentin appears to be the only exception. Do you know of any others? This cemetery was not constructed until after WWII. The article states that Quentin was exhumed from his earlier burial place and reburied with his older brother, Theodore Jr. It's the only way any pre WWII bodies could be buried at this site. Ileanadu (talk) 03:38, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Also there are a few non-US citizens buried here, including a Scotsman and a Mexican. I know this because I've been there, but does anyone have any citations? 80.43.127.237 15:58, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

See page 19 of the | visitor`s guide (pdf format). --24.22.122.180 09:44, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

The article clearly states "American Soldiers" -not "American Citizens". Pyrex238 06:33, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

So the Scotsman would have been in the US Army? I'm not questioning you I'd just like to know ;) 78.146.253.123 21:04, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Just as we now have Afghani soldiers in the U.S. Army, as well as soldiers who are not U.S. citizens, but are permanent residents or have some other status.
The American Battle Monument's FAQ [1] states that those eligible for burial are:
Except for Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines, burial in ABMC cemeteries is limited by the agreements with host countries to members of the U.S. armed forces who died overseas during the wars. U.S. civilians serving with our armed forces and Red Cross workers and entertainers serving the military were treated as members of the armed forces for burial entitlement. The agreement with the Philippine government permitted members of the Philippine Scouts and Philippine Army units that fought with U.S. forces in the Philippines to be interred at Manila American Cemetery.
Ileanadu (talk) 03:38, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Images for deletion[edit]

Hi everyone. The images here are up for deletion on Commons (commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Wwii normandy american cemetary.jpg) because there is no Freedom of Panorama in France, but it's unsure what copyright law would apply in the cemetery - French freedom of panorama, or the public domain status of Federal Government works. Feel free to weigh in, preferably with case law precedents about cross-border FOP issues. -mattbuck (Talk) 01:19, 21 August 2010 (UTC)