I wonder if we’ll ever be put into songs or tales
Ruins, northwestern France, summer 1944, after D-Day.
American troops clear wreckage in Saint-Lô, Normandy, 1944.
Destroyed town in northwest France, summer 1944.
American troops in courtyard of ruined building, northwestern France, summer 1944.
Ruined tank near St. Gilles (or perhaps Hambye), France, 1944.
American troops, northwestern France, summer 1944.
Ruined building and sign in French and German, northwestern France, summer 1944.
Jeeps (including a press vehicle) in the town square, Marigny (Manche), Normandy, 1944.
Ruins of a town in northwestern France, summer 1944.
Unloading vehicles and supplies from an LST (landing ship, tank) at Normandy beachhead, summer 1944. (source)
fot: Frank Scherschel
While The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has gone to great pains to keep its titular beastie under wraps, Air New Zealand has gone and revealed a massive image of the dragon on the side of one of its planes…
and then countries gave up on france’s shit one after the other, and then britain’s economy outrageously didn’t collapse and then britain took revenge
napoleon’s fall was the consequence of messing with britain
you just can’t fuck around with britain
(of course most of the national flags didn’t look like this around that time but i wanted to keep things simple yo)