WWarII - "Normandy Then & Now"

Lady Jane, April 16 2012

Normandy -- Then and Now

Found a great presentation at WWarII about the Normandy campaign in World War II. Someone has created a series of about fifty photographic comparisons, showing the action in 1944 vs. the appearance of the same location in the present day.

It is uncanny how similar most of the buildings look, with the ghosts of the past marching in front of them. Houses and churches sit in the same place for centuries, oblivious to surroundings and events -- facades of stability in the midst of a crazy world.

Ponder the surreal impressions of a Brooklyn punk or an Iowa farm boy plodding through these streets with a Thompson in their hand, in an unknown world, potentially seconds away from death.

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