This is one of ten interactive D-Day images featured on The Guardian website. (You’ll have to visit the site to see the images change.) By moving your cursor over the images, you can change the scene from June 1944 to present day. There’s a magical and disturbing effect as peaceful scenes morph into war and back again. A fascinating way to make history relevant.
This screenshot shows the transition from the arrival of American craft at Omaha Beach, Normandy, during the first stages of the Allied invasion in June 1944 to a May 7, 2014, view of the same beach near Colleville-sur-Mer, France.