D-Day 70 Years Ago Today ~ June 6, 2014

WWII D–DAY NORMANDY INVASION

On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces hit the beaches of  Normandy, France. This was the beginning of the end for Hitler’s German Army in the effort to push the Germans back to their borders and free the countries of Europe.

The war raged on for another year. The US recognizes VE-Day as May 7th and Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945 finally ending the War that was to shape the world in which we now live. Any living veterans are now in their 90s. There are fewer and fewer of them left every year.

Here are some amazing before and after photos of France at the time of the invasion from the Guardian.

They are interactive, you can click and drag them for the full effect.

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