A unique collection of photographic-reconnaissance imagery gathered before and after, but mostly dur..
D-Day The Lost Evidence
Above The Battle
On the night of June 5th
1944, the greatest
armada the world has
seen sailed into the
stormy waters of the English Channel, its goal was no less than the liberation of
Occupied Europe and the defeat of Nazi Germany.
As dawn broke on June 6th, the Allied generals and leaders waited for news. There
was only one way the true state of the battle could be seen – from above. The task
of bringing back these pictures fell to an elite band of pilots and the contents of
their cameras would unveil the true story of D-Day.
To a privileged few, these images depicted the life and death struggle below: the
bloody slaughter on Omaha beach: the daring capture of Pegasus bridge: the taking
of Pointe-Du-Hoc. Even individual actions such as the attack by ‘Easy’ Company of
the 506th on the gun battery at Brecourt Manor – later immortalized in the book and
TV series ‘The Band of Brothers’ were captured on aerial photographs – as they
Later dispersed and scattered to archives and collections around the world, these
classified images, this lost evidence of D-Day, has now been painstakingly tracked
down and re-assembled,pieced together and digitally enhanced . Finally, this lost
evidence of D-Day can at last be seen.
Dimensions: 246mm x 189mm
Photos/Illus: Over 200 photographs plus 40 full colour images