Animation of the Day: World War II-Era Barbed Wire from Utah Beach Scanned at the Virginia War Memorial

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

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Today’s animation is a fragment of barbed wire from Utah Beach, one of the code names for a section of the Normandy coast of France, invaded as part of D-Day, June 6, 1944. It is a fragment of the German defenses and was scanned at the Virginia War Memorial on October 20, 2014.  This fragment was donated to the Virginia War Memorial by Brian Alexander, a police officer. A small portion of the barbed wire was not captured by the 3D scanner, which is why there is a free-floating section. Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers created this animation from her digital model on October 21, 2014.

Police officer Brian Alexander watches as the barded wire he donated to the Virginia War Memorial is 3D scanned.

Police officer Brian Alexander watches as the barded wire he donated to the Virginia War Memorial is 3D scanned.

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