How nations remember their fallen service members after World War II
After World War II, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany all chose to bury their war dead in very different types of cemeteries. Hear Dr. Christopher Hamner, an associate professor at George Mason University and a member of ABMC's Understanding Sacrifice program, explain the challenges and choices made by these countries.
- Pvt Alfonton Ortega of a Graves Registration Service unit prepares wooden crosses, Vierville-sur-Mer, France. July 7, 1944 National Archives and Records Administration
- La Cambe German war cemetery, Bayeux, France American Battle Monuments Commission