New British memorial prepares for 77th Anniversary of D-Day

The memorial includes the "D-Day Sculpture" by British sculptor David Williams-Ellis; a crown and shield designed and created by French sculptors Christophe Charbonnel and Valentine Herrenshmidt; the "D-Day Wall" on which the names of those who died on June 6 are

inscribed; and, on the 160 stone columns, the names of all those who lost their lives between the D-Day landings and the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

Bringing the final touches before Sunday's official commemoration, workers from the company who built the memorial were brushing up the site.