Normandy: Commemorating D-Day in Pictures (Photo Essay)

Introduction

This past week, I went to Normandy for the 73rd D-Day anniversary commemorations. I traveled with Liberation Route Europe, a foundation whose mission is to monitor and develop the Allies’ liberation route and to promote a transnational understanding of the liberation of Europe.

 

I have several history projects over the next month from this trip, but I want to share some of the photographs from my journey right away. I was prepared to go in as a history-lover, but I was blown away by the emotion of the anniversary events and the beauty of the Normandy region.

 

Here are some of my favorite shots of Normandy and the D-Day anniversary. If you’d like to see more photos, there’s a sign up to download an eBook of my photographs from the trip. Seeing how many of you all reached out to me privately about this event, I have a feeling that you all share my enthusiasm for commemorating World War II history, and I want to give you more photographs from the trip then I would normally have room for on Instagram or a blog post.  I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Normandy in Photos:

 

Wildflowers on Juno Beach. Juno Beach was stormed by the Canadians.
Wildflowers on Juno Beach. Juno Beach was stormed by the Canadians.

 

Normandy Cows
Normandy Cows

 

The festivities at Arromanches-les-Bains along Gold Beach
The festivities at Arromanches-les-Bains along Gold Beach.

 

One of the nearly 10,000 gravemarkers at Normandy American Cemetary.
One of the nearly 10,000 grave markers at Normandy American Cemetary.

 

A statue in Bayeaux
A statue in Bayeux

 

Stopping on the side of the road to photograph a church.
Stopping on the side of the road to photograph a church.

 

A young reenactor and his Dad at Ponte du Hoc
A young reenactor and his Dad at Ponte du Hoc

 

Ponte du Hoc
Ponte du Hoc

 

The festivities at Pegasus Bridge
The festivities at Pegasus Bridge

 

Gold Beach at Sunset. Gold beach is one of the two beaches stormed by the British.
Gold Beach at Sunset. Gold beach is one of the two beaches stormed by the British.

 

Normandy eBook

 

Normandy: Commemorating D-Day in PicturesIf you’d like to see more photographs from the trip, I put together a 50+ page eBook of my photographs taken all over Normandy.

 

 

 

 








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4 Comments

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  2. Beautiful job, Stephanie. It was so nice to travel with you and now, to see some of your photos from the trip.

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