Be sure to click on each picture and see the changes. It is amazing. The sacrifice of our soldiers is huge. It is why we don't speak German today.
The first picture does nothing. Start with the second picture (almost the same as the first) Click to see what it looks like today.
I do not know why anyone would thumbs down this post. Our Men gave
their supreme sacrifice on that June of 1944.
Great photos, them and now. Just like reliving history. A history a few
years before I was born.
The men are not to blame, they were told what to do. In the military
there is no Democracy. Those that have been in the service knows that.
Actually we did not save the world from speaking German, We saved
the world from speaking Russian.
It was no secret from the higher Military Brass unless they launched
this invasion, The Soviet Armies would have been at the English
Channel as early as January 1945.
In my Family, my Grandfather was with the Army when they invaded
North Africa in 1942. Them to Sicily, and into Italy. My Grandfather
even had a audience with Pope Pius XII. From Italy into Austria and
into Germany. My Grandfather was in the occupational Army and returned
home in 1946.
My Father was in the US Merchant Marine for the duration of WW2.
Saved a ship by disarming an unexploded torpedo fired by a Japanese
My Mother and Grandmother drove ambulances of wounded soldiers
from the docks unloaded by ships to the Army Hospitals.
My other Grandmother did voluntary work at the draft board.
I really appreciated your post and the memorable photos.