June 6th commemorated D-Day landing in 1944

Normandy Beach
German bunkers in IR
by Lynda Laird

Toronto. Are you old enough to remember the June 6, 1944 D-Day landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandy 74 years ago? The few remaining film clips of that epochal landing are all Canadian although they are often credited to American forces. Bob Lansdale did a detailed story which appeared in Photographic Canadiana 42-2 and on our website here.

A few days ago, my friend Russ Forfar sent me an email with a link to BBC News and a picture essay by Lynda Laird on June 4th. She used colour infra-red to show German bunkers on the beaches of Normandy previously hidden by camouflage and shrubbery.

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