Batterie Longues-sur-Mer and Pointe-du-Hoc on 1944 video
PhotosNormandie shows high resolution photos of the US Signal Corps and more from 1944 on Flickr. They also have a Youtube channel with raw film material from the same period. There’re a lot of well known images and film images but to see all the raw material is amazing, plus it’s very interesting study material. You can help the project by commenting on both the photos and videos with useful information on the exact location, machinery and armament and the right units.
PhotosNormandie is a collaborative project for social indexing.
The purpose of PhotosNormandie is to make archival images of the Allied invasion of Normandy more easily discoverable by more users and to attempt to correct and supplement their existing metadata.
PhotosNormandie got an Honorable Mention in Best use of crowdsourcing for descriptioncategory of Best Archives on the Web Awards for 2010 (see also here).
We have uploaded 78000 photos since 2007 about the Battle of Normandy (D-Day June 6 to end August 1944).
All photos are available in high resolution and with IPTC/IIM fields embedded.
Photos source is Archives Normandie 1939-1945 web site (in French).
This was a project led by Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie (Regional Council of Basse-Normandie) in 2004, for the D-Day 60th anniversary.
PhotosNormandie on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/photosnormandie/
PhotosNormandie on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd-pnf-84goYFupXpld5bVw
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