Or, how the Noireau river got a little piece of the Mulberry Harbour for a bridge...
The Résistance in action
In June 1944 a few days after the Allies landed on Normandy’s beaches, a few members of the Résistance quietly met in the small village of Le Pont Grat, in enemy occupied
'Hop-Scotch on Omaha' YANK magazine, 8 July 1945 - the ships in the distance are D-Day wrecks
First printed in Yanks magazine on 8 July 1945, this is part 2 of a visit to Omaha and Utah Normandy beaches just one year after D-Day 6 June 1944. In part one we heard
'Now Utah beach is a quiet expanse of peaceful and monotonous sand. An abandoned, crippled landing craft, baking in the sun, is an invasion souvenir.' YANK magazine, 8 July 1945
First printed in Yanks magazine on 8 July 1945, this is part 1 of a visit to Omaha and Utah Normandy beaches
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
Many travelers know exactly where they are going, what they want to see and why. But if you, like us, aren’t so sure, matching some vintage postcards is a fantastic way to discover new places, even in an area you think you know quite well.
We have zoomed along the D513