Tuesday, June 07, 2011

D-Day on Google Maps and Street View

Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day. On the 6th June, 1944 the Normandy landings commenced when Allied troops began Operation Neptune.

Google Sightseeing has posted a special round-up, called D-Day: The Monuments of the Normandy Landings. The post looks at the Google Maps satellite imagery and Street Views of the five main beaches where the landings took place, codenamed Juno, Gold, Sword, Utah and Omaha.

Google Sightseeing also take a look at some of the monuments that have been created to commemorate all those who lost their lives in the D-Day landings.


Google Sightseeing also Tweeted today that Historypin has a few colour photographs of the landings, which you can view superimposed on the modern view of the beaches in Street View.


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