Today is the 6th June and we rightly remember and commemorate the actions of a generation who 70 years ago gave everything of themselves so that we may truly be free. On the 6th June 1944 130 thousand Allied troops took part in the largest and most successful amphibious military invasion in history. Through their sacrifice and willingness to do what was horrific and brutal but ultimately so necessary we can all now enjoy a life of freedom impossible without their actions. I believe they are the last Greatest Generation who fought the last truly honorable war in history.
To those who died and those who survived I say an inadequate but heartfelt “thank you” for doing what you did and for giving me and my family the freedom to be able to question and dissent against the prevailing view. The word “Hero” is nowadays used so often and in the wrong context that it is in danger of loosing its true power, in order to find the real definition we only have to look at what you did and stand in awe and wonder.
I made these images 10 years ago at the 60th Anniversary and they stand as my personal memorial to all those men.