Normandy, 75 Years Later: Revisiting Normandy after D-Day (Hardcover)
Peace has now returned to Normandy. The blood-soaked beaches have been cleansed by the waves of the English Channel. The cows and Camembert cheese have returned. Screams and gunfire have been replaced by the sounds of wind in the bluffs above and the pounding of the surf below. The smell of apple blossoms and cider have replaced the stench of gunpowder and death. All is well in Normandy, but history will never let us forget the events that occurred here in June of 1944, the battle known as "Operation Overlord." *** For the past seven decades, the region of Normandy, France, has lived in the shadow of one of the most infamous times in history: the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. On this day seventy-five years ago, the Allied Forces clashed with Nazi soldiers on the beaches of Normandy. Now, where their gunfire once thundered, the beaches and hamlets have returned to their original serenity. In Normandy, 75 Years Later, Dennis P. Klein takes readers on a photographic journey through modern-day Normandy and the historical remnants left behind from the beginning of the end of World War II in the European theater. Poignant in its accurate retelling of the invasion of Normandy, Normandy, 75 Years Later offers readers invaluable insight into the history and beauty of Normandy, France, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day.