On June, 6th of 1944, 5 million men faced each other in five beautiful and huge sandy beaches. One year later, a war finished in Europe. In every landing craft fitted 80 soldiers, 450kg in guns, 1500kg in ammunition; it is difficult to think of the weight of all the hands, mainly the hands.

There must not be such beautiful beaches where half a million men had died.

Sunday afternoon meteorologists observe some improvement in the weather, with permissible conditions for Tuesday 6th.
At night, winds moved to the northeast at 5 knots. At quarter past four in the morning on Monday 5th, six battleships, 23 cruisers, 122 destroyers, and 360 torpedo boats appeared along the coast of Normandy, setting into motion the largest amphibian operation in History.

The objective was to cover the beachfronts, known by the code words Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

Few of the 17,000 American and 4,255 British troops in the airborne division would touch ground in their expected locations; many made their descent, and their landing became so chaotic that the German command posts received news of paratroopers and gliders falling everywhere.
The silence of that night had given way to an incredible thunder of confusion.
Once on sand, the men stumbled into a hell of landmines and crossfire that made for a confusion of casualties, vehicles, arms, explosives, debris, and shrapnel of all kinds. In the first four hours, 3,000 men were lost at Omaha.

After the first counterattacks failed, von Rundstedt and Rommel knew that they had lost the battle on the coast. This day was dubbed “D-Day,” the “longest day.

  • Rest of the artificial bridges constructed for the Disembark. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Rest of the artificial bridges constructed for the Disembark. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Rest of the artificial bridges constructed for the Disembark. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Rest of the artificial bridges constructed for the Disembark. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Rest of the artificial bridges constructed for the Disembark. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Rest of the artificial bridges constructed for the Disembark. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St.Côme beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St.Côme beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St.Côme beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St.Côme beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Le Chaos beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Le Chaos. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Le Chaos. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • "Czech hedgehogs" (were used to impede the movement of tanks and vehicles). Varreville beach. Code name "Utach Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches harbour. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches harbour. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St. Laurent beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St. Laurent beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St. Laurent beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St. Laurent beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St. Laurent beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St. Laurent beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Aubin Sur Mer beach. Code name "Juno Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Aubin Sur Mer beach. Code name "Juno Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Asnelles beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • St.Côme beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Colleville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Varreville beach. Code name "Utach Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Ravenoville beach. Code name "Utach Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Port-en-Bessin beach (Normandy, France).

  • Port-en-Bessin beach (Normandy, France).

  • Ravenoville beach. Code name "Utach Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Ravenoville beach. Code name "Utach Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches harbour. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Port-en-Bessin beach (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Arromanches beach. Code name "Gold Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

  • Vierville Sur Mer beach. Code name "Omaha Beach" (Normandy, France).

CAF (Centro Andaluz de Fotografía)
Almería
April 2014

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.

  • Exhibition: Normandie: Les rivages du débarquement. CAF (Andalusian Center of Photography) Almeria. April 2014.