“Late in the evening we heard the anchor chain being pulled up so we knew we were on our way. Many of us noticed a lot of ships being left at anchor and wondered about the plan. We weren't on our own but it was clear we were heading off as the ﬁrst wave. I spoke to one of the ships crew on deck and asked him why we were in front of the rest. His less than encouraging answer was: ‘Don't you know you lot aren't expected to survive so the others are following as back-up. From what I’ve heard you'll be lucky if a quarter of you get through’.”
James Baker / DSM Royal Marines
On the 6th June 1944 allied forces launched the biggest amphibious military attack in history, landing along 50 miles of the heavily fortified Normandy coast and creating a significant dent in Hitler’s Atlantic wall that ran all the way from Spain up to Norway.
Pictured are the remnants of a machine-gun nest between Arromanches and the German Kriegsmarine Battery of Longues Sur Mer, France. From my series Mulberry Harbour.
Once upon a time there was a little princess who taught me that no matter how dark and stormy is the path, you never lose heart nor your smile!!! I hope a soon recovery for all the people who are suffering this awful illness. And I hope you all get healthy soon.
🌿 Трудно передать, насколько сильно на нас влияет природа. Обычная прогулка по лесу без телефона, как отличная медитация, упорядочивает мысли, и вы снова способны генерировать новые идеи.
📷 Просто посмотрите на эти снимки. Я оставил их как есть, без малейшей обработки.
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