Friday, 6 June 2014

D Day Landings

6th June 1944

09.32 hrs

Operation Overlord had finally arrived

The greatest sea borne operation in history


Communique Number 1

"The weather's all wrong"

"Then go and find a different forecast! Find one that is right!"

Planes in flight

Low cloud

Choppy sea

Seasick, seasick, seasick

Bains froids à Arromanches

Chutes chaudes à Ste-Mère-Eglise


UTAH     OMAHA     GOLD     JUNO     SWORD



Operation Overlord

Plus jour le long le

Pride 

alongside 

emotion

We will remember them




Bayeux War Cemetery 6 June 2014
Over 4,000 British war dead lie here, side-by-side


To see the Normandy beaches then and now, click here

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam

From "For The Fallen" by Laurence Binyon



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