GI’s tramp in review across an English field, 1944, as the long-planned Operation Overlord — the D-Day invasion of France — draws near.
By Frank Scherschel
Ruins, northwestern France, summer 1944, after D-Day.
American troops clear wreckage in Saint-Lô, Normandy, 1944.
Destroyed town in northwest France, summer 1944.
American troops in courtyard of ruined building, northwestern France, summer 1944.
Ruined tank near St. Gilles (or perhaps Hambye), France, 1944.
American troops, northwestern France, summer 1944.
Ruined building and sign in French and German, northwestern France, summer 1944.
Jeeps (including a press vehicle) in the town square, Marigny (Manche), Normandy, 1944.
Ruins of a town in northwestern France, summer 1944.
Unloading vehicles and supplies from an LST (landing ship, tank) at Normandy beachhead, summer 1944. (source)
fot: Frank Scherschel
Untitled on We Heart It
From the first world war until the 30’s air acoustics played an important role in the air defence. Air vehicles carrying a weapon could not be located from the ground e.g. at night time or under cloudy conditions. As radar was still to be discovered, vision had to be supplemented by hearing using the sound of the engines.
Fremantle Additions by Jonathan Lake Architects
This modern extension is a 2012 project by Jonathan Lake Architects that is located in Western Australia.
The Rammed limestone walls serve as a contemporary interpretation of the rubble walls found in the existing house, uniting the old with the new.