On June 6th, 1944 (63 years ago today), armed forces from the United States, Great Britan, and Canada landed on five seperate beachheads in Normandy, France to begin the process of liberating Europe from Germany’s stranglehold.
In 2003, I had the opportunity to actually visit Normandy. Some of the most impacting and treasured memories came from experiencing Pegasus Bridge, the American Cemetery, Omaha/Gold/Sword/Juno Beaches, and the pot marked landscape of Ponte-du-hoc.
You may enjoy photos from this trip by visiting two different Flickr sets I have uploaded:
Also, I have uploaded some video footage I shot during my visit. There is alot more where this came from, so if anyone would like me to upload more, just leave me a comment or shoot me an IM/E-Mail.
As always, a warm thanks goes to all of those surviving and passed veterans who served then. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
|This is some amazing footage that I uncovered while checking out an application from Digg Labs called Swarm. This 46 minute long Histroy Channel special reviews a new technology called "ALR" (Automated Lip Reading) which is helping historians uncover the conversations that were taking place in the home movies that were shot of Hitler while retreating at his Eagle’s Nest.|