Skip to comments.Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now
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
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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.
It's been 70 years and the sea level appears to be at the same level!
Thank you for posting. Enjoyed looking at real heroes...
B-L, Thank you for posting this link
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?”
Very cool!! Thanks for sharing.
I was fortunate to have visited Normandy in 2006. The only reason I went to Paris was to take the full-day tour.
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.
I’ve always wondered what Eisenhower was telling them.
Wow. Fascinating pictures, thanks for posting. Number 5 really got to me.
Uncle John was in Easy Company, but from the 502, not 506 (BOB unit)
Thanks for the ping. Very good! I had not seen most of these pictures before. And I like the cross-fade feature.
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...
Thank God for our heroes!
Number 11 is my favorite.
marked for later
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