Thursday, June 05, 2014

Remembering D-Day: new slide show -- Normandy photos

By Michele and Gustavo Bourdieu

More than 9,000 soldiers -- many of whom lost their lives during the D-Day landings and ensuing battles -- are buried in this American Cemetery near Omaha Beach on the coast of Normandy. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- During a recent trip to Europe, Keweenaw Now had the opportunity, in April 2014, to visit four sites in France that commemorate the sacrifices of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) and battles following it that brought an end to World War II in Western Europe.

Tomorrow, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We are posting a slide show of our photos to honor those who sacrificed their lives to help end a terrible war.

Remains of the artificial port at Arromanches, which facilitated the D-Day landings.

Our photos include Omaha Beach and the American cemetery near it; Arromanches, where Allies built an artificial port to facilitate the invasion: Pointe du Hoc, where American soldiers scaled cliffs to destroy a German stronghold on the Normandy coast; and Mortain, where American troops and resistance fighters fought an important battle in August 1944.

Click here to access the slide show, Remembering D-Day, or go to the top right corner of this page and click on one of the photos.

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