May 142011

We all know the history of D-Day, so there is no need to retell it here, however I wanted to share a few photos of Saint-Lô, France after the city was retaken. The destruction wrought by the bombardments and constant fighting is incredible to see.

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2 Responses to “The aftermath”

  1. Wow. You know, logically speaking, what happens to cities after bombardment and long term fighting, but you don’t really think much of it. The city is retaken, yay! Move along now.

    That’s… it’s not a city anymore. You haven’t retaken anything, aside from pushing your opponents out of a defensible position. There’s nothing left to rebuild, there, just rubble.

    Takes a lot out of the victory dance.

    • While Saint Lo was a particularly devastated city, a lot of the areas that the allies retook from the German’s were razed in a similar manner. In many cases, it was the only good way to flush the enemy out of buildings.

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