D-Day: Pictorial History

Educated readers from the other side of the pond will often send suggestions to raise the publishing standards of GourMay. As Shakespeare and W.C. Fields would say it is simply a “fool’s errand.” (Editor’s Note: Actually neither one of them was reported to say such a thing, but it certainly sounds like they should have).

While our politicians are posturing themselves to be “on the right side of history” based on scientific heat map polling from trending Twitter feeds, one reader sent me this fascinating “then and now” pictorial of D-Day locales from “The Atlantic.

When you click on individual pictures, the scenery will switch to how the same spot looks today.

Take a few moments to reflect on the sacrifice made by so many so that we could enjoy a day at the beach.

For those who are truly into “Universal Love” rather than “selfies,” I give you a link to Hubble Advent Calendar courtesy of The Atlantic. The image below is December 1.


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