Day of Days, now where does that title originate from? As far as I am concerned it comes from the brilliant TV Mini Series: 'Band of Brothers' by Steven Spielberg. In my own personal opinion the best ever TV series on this subject.
Now onto the three monochrome photographic prints displayed above. The first one features British D-Day and Normandy veteran Jim Homes who served has an infantry soldier with the Welsh Regiment and landed on Sword Beach (where he is pictured).
The second photo features former East Yorkshire Regiment soldier Maxwell Vernon Hearst who I had the honour and pleasure to have known. I used to visit him at his home on a regular basis whilst he was alive. Sadly like a lot of this generation Max passed away in 2002.
The third and final photograph features: Len Wooldridge, a former Lincolnshire Regiment infantry soldier. Incidentally I served for 9 years in the modern successor to the Lincolnshire Regiment (the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment). Len is pictured with some young German motor bikers, sharing some lunch. Len passed away several years ago.
This is my own humble tribute to this special generation who we owe so much.
From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.
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