Remembering D-Day

Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings, June 1944.

I don’t know how I missed this photoset when it first came out.

War truly looks like hell.  These pictures are a good reminder that freedom is not free.

Check out all 42 photos – HERE

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jelly June 14, 2010 at 01:50 pm

Does anyone know what’s with the little zeppelins?

http://thebigcaption.com/post/694696329/project-canceled-indefinitely-original

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Admin (Mike) June 14, 2010 at 02:03 pm

haha big caption owns.

According to comment #217 on big picture:

They are barrage balloons (filled with hydrogen) and were used to deter low-level attacks (straffing or dive-bombing) by enemy aircraft.

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Josh June 14, 2010 at 06:15 pm

GREAT photos (as I’ve come to expect from the Boston Globe). It would be so cool to get to be one of the jumpers in picture 40.

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SB_Pete June 15, 2010 at 01:08 am

Like Mike said, Barrage Balloons. See the wikipedia article for more info and pictures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrage_balloon

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