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Airborne in Normandy - 1944

 

Diorama shows US airborne troops landing in Normandy.

At night of 5/6 June 1944, as a prelude to the landing in Normandy operation an airborne troops assault was made. The work is inspired by the events from St. Mere Eglise town described in a book and depicted in the movie "The Longest Day".

 

It is a "loose" presentation of the subject , as despite the quite "idyllic" atmosphere, there is also an unexpected gathering of German military equipment:

- Tiger tank

- Flakvierling anti-aircraft gun

- Anti-aircaft searchlight with a generator

- Wehrmacht post

 

More photos:

 

www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00129

(with picture descriptions)

 

www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=443767

(just BS folder)

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Uploaded on September 1, 2010