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Hiroshima backs D-Day beaches’ UNESCO bid
廣島支持D-Day海灘爭取UNESCO登錄為世遺

Participants playing US soldiers act during the reenactment of the historic D-Day landing of the Allied Forces on the beaches of Normandy during World War II, at the Baltic Sea beach in Hel, Poland on Aug. 18.
打扮成美軍的演員們,八月十八日在波蘭赫爾的一些海灘處,演出諾曼第戰役中諾曼地登陸的D-Day。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

The Japanese city of Hiroshima, devastated by a World War II atomic bomb, has backed the granting of world heritage site status to the D-Day landing beaches in France, a local official said.

Laurent Beauvais, president of Lower Normandy, said in a statement that the support by Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui was a “message of hope and peace.”

If the bid is successful, the beaches will join sites that mark a dramatic moment in human history.

These include the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, Robben Island in South Africa where opponents of the apartheid regime were jailed, and the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.

The Normandy landings and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima each marked a major turning point in World War II.

In what remains the biggest amphibious assault in history, some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944.

(AFP)

一名法國官員表示,在二次大戰中慘遭原子彈摧毀的日本城市廣島,支持授予幾處法國D-Day海灘世界遺產地位。

下諾曼第地區委員會主席洛朗.博韋在一份聲明中指出,廣島市長松井一實的支持,是「希望與和平的訊息」。

倘若(法國海灘爭取登錄為世遺的)努力成功,這些海灘將與其他許多標記著人類歷史上重大時刻的地點並列。

這些(標記著人類歷史上重大時刻的地點)包括波蘭的奧許維茲集中營、囚禁反對黑白種族隔離政策之人士的南非羅本島,以及廣島的和平紀念館。

諾曼第登陸與廣島原爆皆是二次大戰的重大轉捩點。

一九四四年六月六日,約十五萬六千名聯軍部隊登陸法國,迄今仍是史上最大規模的兩棲攻擊。

(法新社/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. devastate v.

使荒蕪;毀壞 (shi3 huang1 wu2; hui3 huai4)

例: The city was devastated by an earthquake last year.

(該市在去年一場地震中毀於一旦。)

2. turning point n. phr.

轉捩點 (zhuan3 lie4 dian3)

例: I think he has come to the turning point of his career.

(我相信他已來到他的職業生涯的轉捩點。)

3. amphibious adj.

兩棲的 (liang3 qi1 de5)

例: Have you ever ridden on the amphibious bus in Kaohsiung?

(你搭過高雄的水陸兩棲巴士嗎?)


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