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OT : Normandy Photos - 4/9/2015 3:14:36 PM   

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Searching for some photos and came across this blog.

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RE: OT : Normandy Photos - 4/9/2015 3:29:51 PM   

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A very nice collection - thanks for sharing Patrickl


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RE: OT : Normandy Photos - 4/9/2015 4:49:54 PM   
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thanks for sharing, some photos I haven't seen before


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RE: OT : Normandy Photos - 4/9/2015 10:18:44 PM   


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This was a friend of my father's:

Before he was hit, he took a bunch of pictures and he made sure the film was evacuated with him. Sadly the film was developed incorrectly and was damaged, only a few pictures were saved.



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RE: OT : Normandy Photos - 4/9/2015 11:45:47 PM   

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Thanks for providing the link, some great photos....


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RE: OT : Normandy Photos - 4/10/2015 1:55:34 PM   

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Searching for some photos and came across this blog.

Very nice pics..They are from different photographers, taken on different days.Several are mis-labelled. The first pic look to be glider infantry. Note the censor was very heavy handed covering the background (which I suspect was an airfield).
Pic #26 was actually taken on Omaha Beach on June 6th, (not the 8th). No German gunners were firing at anybody on that date, on that beach.
In several of the pics, you can clearly see the stripes which were painted on the back of American helmets. The NCO's had a lateral stripe, the officers had the stripe running up and down.They were to allow the men to follow their leaders by these stripes.

In one pic, you can see a corpsman giving plasma while wearing a camouflaged helmet cover. These cloth helmet covers (and camouflaged fatigues) were dropped by the Americans in Europe when they found the German SS was also wearing them..

Several of the pics were taken by REMF photographers likely a week after the landings.
The one that really bothers me is the one of the BAR stuck barrel down in the sand with a helmet over it to "mark a grave"..Pure BS.
You can clearly see a land mine and mortar round lying on the ground which indicates the engineers have already been involved clearing the place of explosives, and within 2 days of the landings the bodies on Omaha were already being moved to Le Cambei(sp?), (where they were initially buried.)
Later, the bodies were moved to the present cemetery overlooking Omaha beach.
In the same "posed pic" may be seen the open ammo box, replete with belted ammo..Gimme a break..

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