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Reporters Memorial

Rue de Verdun / Rue de Cordeliers, Bayeux, France
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Bayeux
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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- Mar 6, 2014
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This memorial and garden highlights an often overlooked aspect of was - the reporting of it. the garden is lovely and is very easy to find as it is right near the huge british memorial which is itself directly opposite the british cemetery. All of this is just a short walk from the town centre, and next door to the... More

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is an unexpected surprise. Why in Bayeux, I really don't know. A beautiful park has been created which contains monuments that resemble grave headstones upon which have been inscribed the years and names of when eminent reporters died. It is a memorial garden and there is no written detail to explain it. It is sombre and dignified, and that's... More

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Reporters' Memorial is a somber reminder of the often-overlooked price that journalists, photographers, and reporters pay to inform the world about conflicts. The memorial stones are arranged chronologically; each large stone is engraved with the names of the reporters who died covering conflicts. Some stones have a few names; those in recent years have dozens. We walked through on... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Unfortunately we missed the reporters memorial festival by one week. But walking through the gorgeous gardens and seeing all the stones was quite moving. If you look at the names, you can tell which conflicts they died in by ethnicities. It was a very creative and thoughtful tribute to the people that bring us news. It is right across the... More

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North, VA
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a simple but moving tribute to all the reporters that lost their lives covering conflicts. Park at the museum and then walk down the road in front of the museum to the side opposite the parking lot. After you are finished , you can then cross the street to the British Cemetery.

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Redlands, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was an unexpected find in the outskirts of Bayeux. Many names of reporters that lost their lives in wars and conflicts. Ernie Pyle is named.This is just a series of stones denoting the year and the names. I would give it a higher rating but it is just a list of names without context.

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Bayeux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Since 1994, the city of Bayeux , associated with Calvados General Council organizes the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents , event to pay tribute to journalists who are working in hazardous conditions to allow us access to free information .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The design of the gardens and the monuments really tells a strong tail that it isn't only soldiers and the innocent caught in the crossfire that die in war, but also those who try to bring the battles and truth to us. Seeing the volume of reporters who died in 2006/2007 was profound since it is recent and we know... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Situated next to the British Cemetery is the Reporters Memorial, in a secluded valley. On columns going back to the 1960's are so the names of so many reporters who have given their lives. I found it very moving especially as in Egypt this week, yet another reporter has lost their life.

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Champaign, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

There wasn't much to this path with slabs with names on them and the year of their deaths. Nothing said who they were, where they were from or what circumstances lead to their deaths. There was also a limited sense of what exactly you were walking through. There could have been more. Nevertheless, it was peacefully done, and a beautiful... More

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