Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A fascinating look at World War II

The BBC has put up an audio slide show on its Web site, showing many of the most important reconnaissance photographs of World War II, with two experts discussing why they're important and what they reveal.

Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, June 1944

It's a fascinating look at how intelligence was gathered in those days, and a sobering reminder of what our fathers and grandfathers went through.

Auschwitz concentration camp, 1944,
showing smoke from the crematorium chimneys on the left

It's only a little over 5 minutes long. Highly recommended viewing - and listening.


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