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