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Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now
theatlantic.com ^ | June 5, 2014

Posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Two photographers recently traveled to France, seeking to rephotograph images captured back then. Getty photographer Peter Macdiarmid and Reuters photographer Chris Helgren gathered archive pictures from the 1944 invasion, tracked down the locations, and photographed them as they appear today. Starting with photo number two, all the images are interactive -- click on them to see a transition from 'then' to 'now', and see the difference 70 years can make

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: dday
Photos and link at the link
1 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Extremely interesting.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 2:07:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Pretty interesting! Gotta like the crossfade feature.

I especially liked #5 and #14...stuff in quite the same position.

These photos also tell you something about the French economy. We can long for “the old days” all we want, but the fact of the matter, stuff moves very, very slowly there.


3 posted on 06/05/2014 2:07:30 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: BenLurkin
Amazing....

It's been 70 years and the sea level appears to be at the same level!

4 posted on 06/05/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: BenLurkin

Thank you for posting. Enjoyed looking at real heroes...


5 posted on 06/05/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: BenLurkin

Thank YOU!!!

Extraordinary


6 posted on 06/05/2014 3:15:10 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: BenLurkin; skinkinthegrass; onedoug; 2ndDivisionVet; ConorMacNessa; zot; NKP_Vet; PROCON; ...

B-L, Thank you for posting this link


7 posted on 06/05/2014 3:16:36 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: BenLurkin

I visited Normandy in June of 1986. I remember walking down the cliff from the American Cemetery and out to the low water line and looking back at the several hundred yards of open beach and thought: “My God, how did they have the courage to cross this beach?”


8 posted on 06/05/2014 3:20:01 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: BenLurkin

Outstanding!


9 posted on 06/05/2014 3:31:53 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: BenLurkin

Very cool!! Thanks for sharing.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 3:46:42 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GreyFriar

I was fortunate to have visited Normandy in 2006. The only reason I went to Paris was to take the full-day tour.


11 posted on 06/05/2014 3:49:37 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BenLurkin
Photo #16 is a close family friend (wearing the number 23 on his chest) talking to Ike.

Uncle John survived D Day and went on to fight in several other engagements.

After the war he lived the rest of his life in Nutley, NJ.

He died about 4 years ago and is buried in Burlington County, NJ.

Before he died he gave my sister a large colored poster of that photography which hangs in her home.

12 posted on 06/05/2014 4:00:48 PM PDT by mware
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To: BenLurkin

Awesome images.


13 posted on 06/05/2014 4:05:34 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: mware

I’ve always wondered what Eisenhower was telling them.


14 posted on 06/05/2014 4:14:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow. Fascinating pictures, thanks for posting. Number 5 really got to me.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 4:14:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BenLurkin

Uncle John was in Easy Company, but from the 502, not 506 (BOB unit)


16 posted on 06/05/2014 4:18:28 PM PDT by mware
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. Very good! I had not seen most of these pictures before. And I like the cross-fade feature.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 4:49:11 PM PDT by zot
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To: mware
Cool! When I was a kid and looking at that picture in a book, my father told me most of those guys probably didn't make it. I'm glad that your "Uncle John" did!

I've always wondered about the older balding guy being helped ashore in #11. Who was he? Was he hit bad, did he survive, etc...

18 posted on 06/05/2014 5:22:20 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GreyFriar

Thank God for our heroes!


19 posted on 06/05/2014 6:57:45 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: BenLurkin

Number 11 is my favorite.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 7:06:43 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: BenLurkin

Stunning.

Thank you.


21 posted on 06/05/2014 7:25:07 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: BenLurkin

marked for later


22 posted on 06/05/2014 7:39:03 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: BenLurkin; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; Seadog Bytes; bitt; justiceseeker93; FARS; bray; ...


WE'LL MEET AGAIN

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY


23 posted on 06/06/2014 9:07:40 AM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Ping!!!


24 posted on 06/06/2014 10:56:25 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: BenLurkin

BUMP TO THE TOP!


25 posted on 06/10/2014 11:33:51 AM PDT by beaversmom
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