I love to see before and after D-Day photos like the extensive series published in The Guardian or The Globe and Mail to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion. But I love to merge them into single photos even more, so couldn’t resist merging some of them in Photoshop.
Above you can see an US Army Air Force’s Republic P-47 Thunderbolt crashed on Juno Beach, right in front of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Original 1944 photo from the National Archives of Canada. August 2013 photo by Chris Helgren.
Two tourists walk to Omaha Beach, near Saint Laurent sur Mer, photographed by Chris Helgren. The 1944 US National Archives photo shows American soldiers around a captured German bunker, one day after the landings.
Some tourists walk along the seawall built by the Nazis on Utah Beach, near La Madeleine, in a photo by Chris Helgren. Next to them, US Army Soldiers of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, getting over that same wall and advancing forward on D-Day.
One day after the invasion of Omaha Beach, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France, mixed with a present day photo by Peter Macdiarmid.