“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”
– Sally Mann
In our Photo Of The Day, we revisit the past. These photos are over 75 years old. Let that sink in and think about it – has history and past events taught us anything?
Infantrymen of The Regina Rifle Regiment armed with a Bren gun watching for snipers, Caen, France, 10 July 1944. Credit: Ken Bell.
Ken Bell, who took one of these photos, was a Canadian photographer who served with the Canadian armed forces during the Second World War. He used a Rolleiflex camera. You can learn more about him here.
Source (Twitter): https://twitter.com/lebrunjames81/status/1148804901688025088?s=21
Here’s another picture by Harold G. Aikman.
.Riflemen of The Regina Rifle Regiment holding a position in a damaged storefront, Caen, France, 10 July 1944. Credit: Harold G. Aikman
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