Victor Alfred Lundy was 21 years old when he was shipped out to Europe, in August 1944. D-Day and the army had changed his plans from architecture, to the infantry.
Victor enlisted in the army in December of 1941, the day after the bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbour. He was accepted into
The battle of the Falaise Pocket from 12 - 21 August 1944 was one of the most terrible events of the Second World War. Enemy troops forced into a shrinking space were butchered from every side and above.
By 22 August 1944 Allies had closed the infamous ‘Pocket’ around thousands of
This week our match is 73 years out of date. The early postcards reveal a world now lost. They are matched with photos taken in the summer of 1944, in WW2. The wartime quality of the photography is not sharp, but the story is clear.
The battle for Caen lasted just
Chateau de Sully, near Bayeux, June 1944 by Anthony Gross
Although photographs remember a moment, an event, war artists see the emotion in a war; how people live within it, the minutiae of daily life as they prepare, wait, fight, suffer and celebrate. Faced with the vastness of war, war artists see
Driving to find a match for our postcard of an old market hall we passed a small, poignant memorial.
There is no trace of the market hall Cerisy-la-Salle but the tribute to seven airmen on the corner of Rue du Pont Sec and l’Auney ensures they will never be forgotten.