D-Day Revisited

Most interesting.

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the second world war took place on 6 June 1944. Operation Overlord was the largest seaborne invasion in military history, with more than 156,000 Allied troops storming the beaches of France

Photography then and now lets you move through time by tapping or clicking on a historic image to reveal the modern view. You can drag or swipe to control the speed of the transformation

Click here.

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11 thoughts on “D-Day Revisited

    1. I would NEVER think that…

      As Winston Churchill once said…

      Never, never, never… (without the accent)

    2. Jean, one of my wife’s uncles, was wounded on Juno Beach on D-Day.

      That’s how this whole story started in the first place when his brother Pierre told us after we were talking about Jean being wounded that he was aboard a ship what was sunk off the coast of France…

      Well, you know that story don’t you?

  1. I’d considered using that for my June 6th blog, too. I’ll hold back, come up with something else. I especially like these new-superimposed-on-new scenes, having been in some of the places where the war was fought, felt a haunting presence, and imagined the time when a repaired (or not!) pock-marked wall was being defended or fought over.

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