This photo shows the congestion on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, 1944. (Robert Capa) - Programme des commémorations 2014 en Normandie : http://www.dday-overlord.com/commemorations_normandie_2014.htm Normandy landings - 2014 commemorations program: http://www.dday-overlord.com/eng/commemorations_normandy_2014_program.htm
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers of the 16th Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day
The emotional repercussions of War… One thing all these men have in common after war is that they have a look that said "I have seen things no living person should ever have to witness" you can see it when you look in their eyes.
PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with
John Clem: A few months shy of ten years old, John Clem ran away from home to join the Union Army and fight in the American Civil War. Although he started out as a drummer boy, at the point this picture was taken he had served in combat and was already a Sergeant at twelve years old. He became famous for shooting a Confederate soldier who demanded that he surrender. Years later would retire from the military as a Brigadier General.
The British people's greatest day: Cynics will say it's time to move on. But today raise a glass to the sheer ingenuity, courage and bloody mindedness of Britons like Stan Hollis, who turned a potential disaster into awesome victory
ornamentedbeing: Vivandieres have an interesting role in the American Civil War. These brave women traveled with soldiers as mascots or nurses; there are even cases where they fought alongside their male counterparts. A vivandiere could provide creature comforts to the soldiers. Officially during the Civil War, the term Vivandiere is usually applied only to women who served with Zouaves. The term “Vivandiere”, is derived from a mixture of French and Latin, which literally means…