【7月11日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The British Normandy Memorial records the names of the 22442 people who were killed on D-Day and at the Battle of Normandy. It cost£30m and was designed by British architect Liam O'Connor. Due to Covid restrictions, veterans watched the unveiling via video link. Only a small number of people were able to attend the event in the Normandy town of Ver-sur-Mer, where the memorial is situated. Around 100 veterans unable to travel to Normandy watched a live broadcast from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. At 11:00 BST the Last Post was played, ushering in a two-minute silence. Meanwhile, British and French wreaths were placed in front of the D-Day Wall at the memorial in France as bagpipes played.

中譯:

英國諾曼地紀念館記錄了22442名於諾曼地攻擊發起日(D日)當天及在此戰役陣亡將士的名字。該館係由英國建築師連恩‧歐康納設計,耗資3000萬英磅。但礙於新冠肺炎限制,參戰老兵透過錄影連線觀禮揭幕儀式。該館坐落於諾曼地小鎮濱海維爾,只有少數人能夠參加現場活動。約100名無法前往諾曼地的老兵,則在英國斯塔福德郡國家紀念植物園,觀看現場轉播。「安息號」於英國夏令時間11時整奏起,揭開兩分鐘的靜默序幕。值此同時,英法兩國的花圈,隨著風笛吹奏的樂聲,被安放在該紀念館的D日紀念牆前。(第6篇/共12篇)

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※ BST:

British Summer Time.

※memorial:

A statue or structure established to remind people of a person or event.

例句:

The RAF's Red Arrows and the French Air Force's Patrouille de France aerobatic teams then flew overhead to mark the opening of the memorial.

英國皇家空軍「紅箭」與法國空軍「法國巡邏兵飛行表演隊」隨後進行衝場,象徵該紀念館落成啟用。

新聞來源:英國廣播公司新聞網(BBC News)