Beaches of D-Day: Images of June 1944 versus June 2016

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Seventy two years after the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy in France, are the places in these iconic images still recognisable today? Surprisingly most locations can still be identified 72 after that momentous and pivotal day.

Four years ago, Nigel and I traipsed across some of these beaches and cliffs. Standing at the German gun emplacements on Omaha Beach, one wonders how anybody could have survived the landing on this exposed beach.

Main picture: The sounds of Nazi jackboots have been replaced with the slap of sandals on the tar

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D-Day on the deadly Omaha Beach

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D-Day: German captives on a British beach

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D-Day: An American Beach

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American troops hiding from German fire

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Moving inland

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Just look at the view that the German defenders had of the landing

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Dean, I share your feeings about the beaches. We had been there 7 years ago – it makes one so thankful about one own’s life without a war. We are planning to go to the Dunkerque area this year in early September.

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