"University of Texas geologist Earle McBride analyzed samples from the beach...Further testing revealed the shards to be magnetic shrapnel from the Allied invasion....He and his colleagues also identified iron and glass beads formed by the intense heat of explosions. Up to 4 percent of the sand is made up of this shrapnel, the researchers report...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
this interesting note about the sand composition on Omaha Beach:
Monday, September 24, 2012
maps of Omaha beach. I don't anticipate doing bluffs for a while, but I made sure and saved copies of this for when I do.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I bet this movie will be very good! Daniel Day Lewis is an amazing actor, and I'm sorry to see somebody as distinctive as Tommy Lee Jones or even Hal Holbrook in it as well to pull me out of my suspension of disbelief. I will no doubt be hauling Son and Daughter Number Ones to the theater to watch this with me!