Time-Lapse Map Of Allied Armies In Normandy

The above is a time lapse map of the Allied advance in France starting with the Normandy Invasion and then going for the next 87 days. Click on the map to set it in motion.

If you look closely at the 7 second mark, you will see the Falaise Pocket as it closes around a number of German divisions.

The color code is as follows:

  • Black = German
  • Blue = American
  • Orange = British
  • Red = Canadian

I found this on the “map porn” subreddit of Reddit which has a plethora of interesting maps from across the centuries.