It should not need me to tell you what today is, nor the full significance of this very date. Perhaps the above image will tweak your memories. Well by this time on this date 68 years ago (the 6th of June 1944) British, Canadian, American and other Allied countries infantry, tanks, and special forces would already be establishing a foothold on Sword, Gold, Juno and Utah Beaches. Omaha would follow later in the day. Operation Overlord - the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied France had taken place. It was D-Day.
We owe so much to all those brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice all those years ago. Sadly the survivors from this special generation are now fading away in ever increasing numbers. Therefore I thought it only right and proper that I posted a small reminder and tribute (today of all days).
Still-life photographic study. A small wooden structure was constructed, this was the base for the builders sand (which represents the sand of the beaches) featuring an original issue British WWII steel helmet (which was kindly loaned to me) Along with a clicker/cricket that was issued to US airborne forces, and blank 7.62mm rounds. The flower is a red rose which is the symbol of remembrance. The film used was Ilford Delta 100asa. The finished print was produced on Ilford fibre based photographic paper then sepia toned.
Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
From my Remembrance Series Project, 2000-2001. This was the final assignment for a Higher National Diploma (Design) Photography course that I did at Bradford & Ilkley Community College.
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