Asleep in Beach Fox Holes

Asleep in Beach Fox Holes Famous Historical Events World War II Visual Arts

After going through the trauma of crossing the English Channel, assaulting the beaches, surviving a barrage of German fire power and everything else which goes along with hard-fought battles, the men who fought at Normandy slept in fox holes.

This artist's rendering, part of the U.S. Navy's art gallery, depicts fox holes during the Normandy battles.  Curators of the Navy’s art gallery describe it as follows:

Foxhole on Normandy Beach, by Alexander P. Russo. 

Every night after D-Day, raids by enemy planes on the Allied beachhead become an accepted discomfort. The men seek refuge in foxholes and catch whatever few precious hours of sleep they can before dawn.

Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Naval History & Heritage Command.



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