Monday, June 06, 2011


A very rare German photograph, taken looking out to sea. One assumes it is on the morning of 6 June 1944. I've been saving it up for today. It could be that the photographer said something a little stronger.

One could do an interesting montage here, based on official German photographs, plus all of these, all to mark the passage of the 67th anniversary of D-day, when the Allies liberated Europe. Not a few people since have wondered why we bothered ... except of course, that the reasons were self evident. However, given current events, perspectives to change, and the odd stray thought is occasionally permitted.

For many, though, on both sides, it was a time of uncertainty and pain. We need to be grateful such turmoil is behind us. But we must be mindful of those wilfully stupid politicians who seem intent on returning us to a new dark age.

And yes, it is a real Typhoon on our masthead.