41st Royal Marine Commando Lion-sur-Mer Liberation Memorial

A memorial to the 41st Royal Marine Commando who liberated Lion-sur-Mer. The memorial is a large sundial with the time the marines landed on the beach marked by the location of a plaque on the dial.

LIBERATION OF LION-SUR-MER
6TH-7TH JUNE 1944
41 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO

Roll of Honour
Major D.L. BarclayMarine W.Dabbs
Capt. P.T. Howes-DuftonMarine A.R.H. Drew
Capt. P.C. Dixon R.A.Marine J. Egan
Lieut. A.G. Aldis M.M.Marine C.L. Hunter
Lieut. J.C. PearsonMarine J.G. Jackson
RSM E.J. Belcher B.E.M.Marine J.H. Parkinson
Sgt R. FieldingMarine R. Poultney
Sgt A.U. HeyMarine F.A. Reynolds
Sgt F.W. Pryor M.M.Marine E. Spence
Cpl E. JohnsonMarine H.T.W.B Swindale
Cpl J.W. PeatMarine P.J.W. Trolley
Cpl H. SpawforthMarine E.C. Welham
Cpl F.G. Wiehtman Bde. Sigs.Marine E.G. White
L/Cpl J.McNeillMarine W. Jackson
Marine REC. BrownMarine J.A. Smith
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world
founded upon four essential human freedoms

The first is the freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world.

Thte second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way -
everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want - which translated into world terms, means
economic understanding which will secure to every nation a healthy
peacetime life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear - which, translated into world terms, means a
world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such thorough
fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical
aggression against any neighbor - anywhere in the world.

Franklin D. ROOSEVELT
6 Juin 1944

MONUMENT DE LA LIBERTE
ERIGE A LA MEMOIRE DU
41 ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO
QUE A DEBARQUE SUR NOTRE
PLAGE S L'HEURE INDIQUEE PAR
L'EMPLACEMENT DE CETTE PIERRE
SUR LE CADRAN SOLAIRE AU SOL


Which translates to:

June 6, 1944

MONUMENT OF FREEDOM
IN MEMORY OF
41 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO
WHO LANDED ON OUR
BEACH TIME INDICATED BY
THE LOCATION OF THIS STONE
ON THE GROUND SUNDIAL

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Listing: 41st Royal Marine Commando Lion-sur-Mer Liberation Memorial

Location

D514/Avenue de Blagny
14780Lion-sur-Mer
Calvados
France
Longitude:-0.324437
Latitude:49.305969

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