This year marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. As I walked past the memorial of "The World War Two Soldier" outside the D-Day Museum in Southsea, Portsmouth I stopped and created this photograph. My way of paying respect to the fallen.
The seaside resort of Southsea located in Portsmouth on the South Coast of England played a massive role during D-Day. Hundreds of ships and landing craft gathered off the coast before the landings. It was said that there were so many ships that it looked like you could walk across their decks from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight (a nearby island). Read more about how the Portsmouth Area was involved in D-Day . My father who grow up a few miles along the coast in Lancing told me once about how when he was a young boy not being allowed to play on the beaches because they where mined due to the threat of an invasion. He, his brothers (and his father before him) later served in the Royal Artillery.
So for all the old soldiers let's take a moment from our busy lives and remember.
Special events will be held on Southsea seafront to mark the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.
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