D-Day then and now

Paragliding tour over the D-Day beaches, in Port en Bessin, western France, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Local officials estimate that several hundred thousand tourists will flock to Normandy this summer, attracted by the 70th anniversary of D-Day next June 6. David Vincent / AP

This week marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day and The Guardian is providing a compelling photographic tribute to the day that marked the beginning of the end of World War II.

The Guardian has assembled a series of photographs from 1944. Click each image, and it dissolves into the same location in 2014.

Related: Revisiting the D-Day Invasion (NBC News)

How the French saw D-day (The Boston Globe).

  • Greg W

    Those Guardian pictures are incredible. I would have missed them without your post. Thank you, Bob.

    • Matt Black

      I agree. Thank you for sharing, Bob.

      • Jack

        Very cool!

    • EHP

      I’ve shared them with my coworkers and family. I’m so removed from WWII – but these made it feel real. Amazing. Thanks for sharing this.