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June 07, 2014

70 years ago

The Guardian has a series of 10 Before-and-After images described below:

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

omaha-beach-1944.jpgJune 1944: American craft of all styles pictured at Omaha Beach, Normandy, during the first stages of the Allied invasion.

omaha-beach-2014.jpg7 May 2014: A view of the beach near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Posted by joke du jour at June 7, 2014 09:01 AM

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