It has been 70 years since the now famous D-Day landings happened, and amidst all the fanfare and celebrations that have been held today, here is one more way to pay tribute to the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy seven decades ago to usher in a turning point in World War II. Twitter, a medium that has delivered an alternative platform to “show” a movie, is now used to recreate the D-Day landing scenes in real time.
The National Archives, a party responsible for archives that date back all the way to the 1086 Domesday Book, currently runs the Twitter account @ukwarcabinet. Real-time updates are posted to depict the various military movements that happened on that fateful day, where this account is said to tweet all the way throughout June 6th based on the original Cabinet Papers.
The National Archives shared, “We will use war diaries and operations records to tweet details of everything from the parachute regiments landing overnight; then the ships sailing across in the morning; and what the infantry and special services were doing on the ground during 6 June, 1944.”
Right now, there are more than a dozen thousand followers, and due to the significance of today, there might just be an explosive growth in the number of followers. So far, the tweets have been nothing short of brilliant as we remember in fondness the men who gave up their lives to establish that strategic beach head landing all those years ago.