Friday, 6 June 2014

6 June 1944

Portal


This doorway was one of the last which men passed through on their way down to the troop ships in Operation Overlord.  

It would be poetic if it had once been a chapel but it was probably a latrine. 

Being shit scared didn't stop them.

4 comments:

Flaxen Saxon said...

Indeed. We are humbled and privileged.

James Higham said...

Archways and doors - always a sense of adventure.

Anonymous said...

Not as imposing as the Menin Gate but probably just as poignant.
Penseivat

Woman on a Raft said...

I don't know why, but something has gone wrong with the display code.

I'll wait a while and see if the picture self-corrects (one of them did) but otherwise I'll re-upload it.