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D-Day - 7th Anniversary
I went on a short coach tour of the Normandy landings area. These are some of the photos I took.

I went with "In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours".
I recommend them.


As with the Waterloo 200 Anniversary, there are advantages and disadvantages to attending major anniversaries.
Disadvantages include traffic and overcrowding but there are all sorts of things going on to compensate for this. We saw many aircraft (some modern) fly over including the French air display team. There were a lot of historic vehicles and people in uniform. (Oddly, a lot of Americans turned up in the British Sectors and some spoke fluent French!)
Flypast over Pegasus Bridge.
Patrouille Acrobatique de France - French air display team - near Arromanches.
Helicopters at Arromanches.
Parachute drop near Sainte-Mère-Église.
Camp Géronimo at Sainte-Mère-Église.
A C-47 Dakota over Sainte-Mère-Église.
A note about the equipment used.
The pictures were taken using an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk II. This has a Micro four-thirds lens mount and very good stabilisation.
I used an Olympus 12-200mm, F3.5-6.3 lens (35mm equivalent, 24-400).
Text and photos copyright John Haines 2015-19.
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