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Life on the front lines: Extremely rare colour photos of U.S. troops before and after D-Day
UK Daily Mail (photographer Frank Scherschel) ^ | February, 13 2012

Posted on 02/13/2012 5:48:28 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Extremely rare and striking photos of the days leading up to and after the historic D-Day invasion have been put on display, nearly 70 years after World War II's dramatic turning point.

The full-colour images, taken by photographer Frank Scherschel, display anxious American soldiers as they prepared for Operation Overlord, the code name for the Battle of Normandy.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: dday; normandy; overlord; photographs; photos; troops; ww2
Admins...The title was shortened to fit.
1 posted on 02/13/2012 5:48:32 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Those are great.

My favorite caption: "Journalists ride in a parade after the liberation of the country"

Same as it ever was.

2 posted on 02/13/2012 5:55:00 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The comments are interesting. There seem to be quite a few people who have a problem with the way the one GI is holding his knife as he eats.

No wonder Europe is dying.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 5:57:46 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ConservativeStatement
An African-American soldier stacks gas cans prior to the D-Day invasion of France ...

Geez, I would never have known.

4 posted on 02/13/2012 6:04:07 AM PST by JohnG45
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the OccuWhiners should check these pics out, it will show them what standing up for your beliefs are really about....


6 posted on 02/13/2012 6:15:00 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: sodpoodle

Touching story. Thank you for posting this. I did not know about the 13th hand.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 6:23:21 AM PST by bonfire
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To: Fresh Wind
Yeah, its best to just enoy the photos and avoid reading the comments.

I pray we never have to spent American lives saving that place again.

10 posted on 02/13/2012 6:39:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: JohnG45
An African-American soldier stacks gas cans prior to the D-Day invasion of France ...

Maybe he'll get a movie made about him someday...

11 posted on 02/13/2012 6:41:53 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: sodpoodle

Thanks for the post.
I listened to the audio book and I did not know about the 13th hand.
Bradley did a masterful job of telling the history and aftermath of that iconic day. I highly recommend it.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 6:43:13 AM PST by WeldonsRight (Right and (apparently) wrong at the same time)
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To: sodpoodle

Just researched the “13th” hand and apparently it’s not true. Darn. Need to go see for myself! My father took pictures from his plane when they restaged the pose at Iwo.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 6:49:05 AM PST by bonfire
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To: Last Dakotan
Maybe he'll get a movie made about him someday...

Ok, that wins the thread. LOL!

14 posted on 02/13/2012 6:54:21 AM PST by wbill
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To: WeldonsRight; bonfire

I am truly sorry if the ‘13th’ hand is false. I should have done some research before posting - but the friend who emailed the essay is a trusted veteran.

Will check it further.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 6:56:30 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: sodpoodle

Doesn’t matter, sod. The way this man tells the story of those boys is wonderful!


16 posted on 02/13/2012 7:00:12 AM PST by bonfire
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To: WeldonsRight

If you go way way back to the beginning of the book reviews on Amazon there’s one by a person that is amazing. It says, “This is not the best book I’ve ever read...it’s the best book I’ll ever read”.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 7:08:25 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s a good thing we can get news from places other than the US media.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 7:16:58 AM PST by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: InterceptPoint
Getty Images does not want their pictures posted on Free Republic. Since they own them, their wishes should be respected.
20 posted on 02/13/2012 7:54:10 AM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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21 posted on 02/13/2012 8:58:52 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Cheburashka
Getty Images does not want their pictures posted on Free Republic. Since they own them, their wishes should be respected.

OK. I didn't know that.

22 posted on 02/13/2012 9:06:26 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Fresh Wind
No wonder Europe is dying.

Godless ingratitude.

23 posted on 02/13/2012 12:30:18 PM PST by nonsporting
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