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Old 09-09-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Normandy 1944 - Then and Now

http://www.allpics4u.com/places/norm...n-and-now.html

cool pics in there...
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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Great find. Thanks.
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See how pivotal the Canadians were?
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:13 AM   #4
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no one elase finds these pics increadably interesting?

I guess there just isn't very much to post over them...but still, these pics fasinate me...
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i also think its pretty cool.

thanks dude.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:09 AM   #6
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good pics. Thanx. My favorite is the arial view of Point Du Hoc, the craters are still there from the bombardment.



One day I will visit Normandy
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that is an amazing pic...just wow
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Almost seems surreal. I love this stuff. Not a WWII buff per say, but I do cover it a lot. Just eerie how the buildings and monuments almost look exactly the same as they did 65 years ago. What a time to be alive during those years.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:28 AM   #9
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good pics. Thanx. My favorite is the arial view of Point Du Hoc, the craters are still there from the bombardment.



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I bet one day people will wonder why there are craters in the ground.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:30 AM   #10
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Damn to think there were men and tanks and jeeps being blown to bits from the air right there on that beach.

War is hell
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Damn to think there were men and tanks and jeeps being blown to bits from the air right there on that beach.

War is hell
I could be wrong but I am thinking that is mostly artillery fire from American ships before the suprise attack...
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I could be wrong but I am thinking that is mostly artillery fire from American ships before the suprise attack...

correct. that was bombardment for the Rangers to capture the guns on top of that cliff. However when they got there the guns were removed and placed further inland. Must have been hell for the Germans on top of that cliff.






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Hmm those are pretty big craters when you really think about it. Don't know anything about military artillery, but those look like craters you'd get from an aerial assault, especially the size of them.

But good question though, who knows.
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Hmm those are pretty big craters when you really think about it. Don't know anything about military artillery, but those look like craters you'd get from an aerial assault, especially the size of them.

But good question though, who knows.

Hit by 16 inch guns from battleships, and 1000lb bombs from planes


this is how big a 16 inch gun is




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Old 09-10-2009, 02:53 AM   #15
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Hit by 16 inch guns from battleships, and 1000lb bombs from planes

that pic is just shocking...wow
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