Before and after photos of Normandy make D-Day seem nearer than ever

It was 70 years ago that over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of Operation Overlord. It may seem that June 6th, 1944 — D-Day — is ages removed from us, but it’s not as alien as it seems. The Guardian has put together a wonderful “then and now” photo essay for the anniversary that makes the events both more relatable and more spectacular. It’s certainly worth a look.

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