D Day Then - D Day Now

France still looks like France. It is quieter now.

Things happened at Pegasus Bridge. It was the eastern flank, held by 7 PARA.

IN PICTURES: Normandy now and then

Reuters photographer Chris Holmgren returned to the beaches of Normandy, 70 years after the invasion.

From http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.597268

A tourist on Juno.

 

Tourists walking in Trévières, August 2013.

 

Canadians patrolling in St-Pierre Street, France in June 1944,  with Lee-Enfields and a .303 Bren gun

 

Today it is quieter.

 

 

Women crossing a street in Carentan

Visitors near Gold Beach

 

An American aircraft on Juno Beach, after Canadian forces landed, June 1944.

 

Americans moving toward the harbour in Weymouth on D - 1

 

The Front at Weymouth now. That girl looks suspicious.

 

 

German POWs on Juno

 

American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division driving a commandeered German vehicle in Carentan, June 1944.

 

Men with tanks on the move at Gold Beach

Dead German in Trévières, June 1944.