D-Day battle images merged with photos of tourists on the same spots

I love to see before and after D-Day photos like the extensive series published in The Guardian or The Globe and Mail to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion. But I love to merge them into single photos even more, so couldn't resist merging some of them in Photoshop. » 6/08/14 3:31am 6/08/14 3:31am

War veteran escapes from retirement home to celebrate D-Day in Normandy

This is 89-year-old Bernard Jordan—ex-mayor of Hove, England, and a veteran who fought on D-Day. In one of the best World War 2 traditions, he made a great escape from his retirement home and fled across the English Channel to join the D-day landings celebrations currently underway in France. » 6/06/14 9:26pm 6/06/14 9:26pm

15 Incredible Photo Composites Match Up Normandy on D-Day and Today

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, aka Operation Overlord, the single largest seaborne military invasion of all time. How has Normandy changed in the seven decades since? In these perfectly-matched photo composites, Getty Images photographer Peter Macdiarmid compares the quaint towns in 1944 and 2014. » 6/06/14 9:00am 6/06/14 9:00am

93-year-old vet just recreated his D-Day parachute jump over Normandy

This is just awesome. Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin, a 93-year-old WWII veteran paratrooper, just did the same jump out of a plane into Normandy that he did for D-Day 70 years ago when he was 23-years-old. But he says this jump was much easier because "there wasn't anybody shooting at me today." » 6/05/14 10:11pm 6/05/14 10:11pm

How the Iconic Photos From the D-Day Invasion Were Almost Lost Forever

It's amazing that even during events as harrowing as the D-Day invasion, there are photographers willing to enter the fray and make a visual record of what went down. Time brings us the story of how photographs of that historic battle were almost completely lost in an error almost any of us can relate to. » 6/02/14 4:19pm 6/02/14 4:19pm

How Tide Predicting Machines Saved D-Day

How do you land 140,000 allied troops on an 5-mile long stretch of beach under heavy German bombardment? Very carefully. And to ensure the deployment of forces without stranding landing craft—while juking Field Marshal Rommel out of his sneakers—the Allies employed these machines to predict the height of the tides on… » 10/14/11 12:20pm 10/14/11 12:20pm

XM To Rebroadcast Original D-Day Radio Broadcasts

XM is doing something really unique next week and I can't wait to listen. Beginning Wednesday, June 6, XM is going to air the original radio news bulletins from NBC Radio for the D-Day invasion, in real time almost exactly how the reports were heard 63 years ago. It will begin at 12:41 am Eastern time on Channel 4,… » 5/30/07 2:04pm 5/30/07 2:04pm