Tuesday, May 31, 2016
I cried when I saw the faces of those young men in that boat knowing that within a few hours many of them would be dead. Others would die a few days later of injuries.
D-Day was incredible maneuver with a co-operation between nations like no other. Sixteen nations sent troops and equipment. The English created a harbor for the landing within hours. There men died in record numbers too.
Each cross represents a devastated family: mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives whose lives were never the same.
As is said, they made the ultimate sacrifice in what was probably the last necessary war.
Over 2000 people on average walk by the 70-meter/230 foot piece of linen. The tapestry was the 1066 version of the nightly news. Toward the end on the bottom panel are bodies with arrows, bodies missing limbs, bodies decapitated. The weapons in 1066 were far less sophisticated than in 1944 but still deadly. Those death blows were received from hand-to-hand combat with hatchets and arrows not powerful guns.
Those soldiers were just as dead, too early in their lives.
Near the harbor that the British built, was this grafetti. What a powerful message after seeing so much destruction of human life.
This is a dueling blog with my husband. http://lovinglifeineurope.blogspot.fr/2016/05/mans-inclination-to-invade.html
Posted by DL NELSON at 10:59 AM