People today have instant access to news from all over the world through the Internet, often right in the palm of their hand on a smartphone. A series of photographs taken on D-Day in 1944 show that people looked up to get the news in Times Square, rather than down at their electronic devices. The electronic news sign on the Times building provided the barest of details about the invasion, as it seemed that all of America watched and waited for news.
- View the entire group of photographs taken on June 6, 1944 by photographers working for the Office of War Information.
- Explore veterans’ memories of D-Day through the Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center (AFC) of the Library of Congress.
- Read last year’s post from the AFC blog Folklife Today: D-Day: Seventy Years Later.
- Enjoy another Library of Congress blog post from 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The poetry and literature blog, From the Catbird Seat, shared: From Foxhole to Foxhole: A D-Day Experience through Poetry .