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First person: D-Day + 15 on Omaha Beach by Sid Birns

By Sid Birns on June 3, 2014

Birns_DD.jpgThe port of embarkation in the south of England was wet and mudddy.  No matter where you looked, all you could see were soldiers going in and out of tents surrounded by all kinds of equipment that would be used once we landed in Normandy.

The invasion force was in front of us having landed on June 6th, 1944, D-Day. The invasion of Fortress Europe was on and we were waiting our turn to board the landing craft.

9/11 - Ten Years Later

By Sid Birns on October 26, 2011

sid_birns_02.jpgEx-New Yorker, now Montrealer, veteran of Omaha Beach, and postwar NY-based staff photographer for UPI, photojournalist Sid Birns shares his thoughts and images as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the shock and tragedy that was 9/11.





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