Thursday, June 05, 2008

D Day: Maps and Memories

Omaha Beach, Normandy, France rests quietly now, still, 64 years after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. The only sounds are of the wind, the waves, and occasional sounds from tourists who come to remember, and some of those--far fewer every year--who can never forget.

In a day of moral relativism, we give thanks for those of the allied forces who believed in the rights of free people and were willing to make the supreme sacrifice. Many of those who lived to tell the stories of D-Day have passed to their reward, leaving only their families with whom their stories remain.

June 6, 1944 is rapidly becoming a lifetime ago, written history rather than personal recollection.

The Perry-CastaƱeda LibraryMap Collection at the University of Texas at Austin has a superb little collection of D-Day maps in jpeg format that you can save to your computer and peruse at your leisure.

Previous posts on D-Day: Honoring Americans (Omaha Beach and Day Day) ;Anilore Banon's D-Day Memorial; D-Day Plan; 62 Years After D-Day.


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