Saturday, May 12, 2007

Memorial Day the Flag and Fallen

A bugler blows taps at the close of Memorial Day service at Margraten Cemetery, Holland

A bugler blows taps at the close of Memorial Day service at Margraten Cemetery, Holland
ARC Identifier: 531299, Local Identifier: 111-SC-207902, Title: A bugler blows taps at the close of Memorial Day service at Margraten Cemetery, Holland, where lie thousands of American heroes of World War II., 04/30/1945

Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) ( Most Recent), Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials, Level of Description: Item from Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982.

Location: Still Picture Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-3530, FAX: 301-837-3621, EMAIL:, Production Date: 04/30/1945, Part of: Series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted, Use Restrictions: Unrestricted, General Note: Use War and Conflict Number 1348 when ordering a reproduction or requesting information about this image. Variant Control Number(s): NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-111-SC-207902

Copy 1, Copy Status: Preservation-Reproduction, Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD), Media, Media Type: Negative.

Index Terms: Contributors to Authorship and / or Production of the Archival Materials Thompson, Richard G. Private First Class, Photographer

The World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands. The cemetery site has a rich historical background, lying near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway built by the Romans and used by Caesar during his campaign in that area. The highway was also used by Charlemagne, Charles V, Napoleon, and Kaiser Wilhelm II. In May 1940, Hitler's legions advanced over the route of the old Roman highway, overwhelming the Low Countries. In September 1944, German troops once more used the highway for their withdrawal from the countries occupied for four years. NETHERLANDS AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL

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Paul Russell said...

I found this site by Googling for hi-res pics, but when I download these, they're not hi-res. Anyone know how to get the actual hi-res pics?

sookietex said...

hey paul the National Archives only offer these screen res online. you have to mail them for hi res. again sorry i didn't see your question sooner. have a great day!

ps: if i can help any just ask.

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