Remembering D-Day

Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings, June 1944.

I don’t know how I missed this photoset when it first came out.

War truly looks like hell.  These pictures are a good reminder that freedom is not free.

Check out all 42 photos – HERE


4 responses to “Remembering D-Day”

  1. Does anyone know what’s with the little zeppelins?

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      haha big caption owns.

      According to comment #217 on big picture:

      They are barrage balloons (filled with hydrogen) and were used to deter low-level attacks (straffing or dive-bombing) by enemy aircraft.

  2. GREAT photos (as I’ve come to expect from the Boston Globe). It would be so cool to get to be one of the jumpers in picture 40.

  3. SB_Pete Avatar

    Like Mike said, Barrage Balloons. See the wikipedia article for more info and pictures