Seven decades have passed since the Normandy landings (it's still June 6th here anyway).
The transitions in these photographs from now to 70 years ago are powerful:
I recall seeing a documentary which referenced the landings, which mentioned that a number of reels of film shot during that day fell from a boat into the ocean. This is why relatively little film footage of D-Day exists. Those sequences, had they survived, would have gelled into icons.