National Geographic Magazine - June 2002
Front Cover, The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 201, No. 6, June 2002. GGA Image ID # 1a030efb79
The June 2002 issue of National Geographic featured articles included Untold Stories of D-Day, Saluting the Troops, Great Northern Forest, Beast of the Boreal, Jamestown, Long Road Home, and more.
ON THE COVER: Twenty-four men died, but 260 others—and Old Glory— survived the sinking of the destroyer U.S.S. Carry on D-Day. Lt. Paul Garray rescued the flag after the ship hit a mine in the Bay of the Seine. BY MARK THIESSEN
Untold Stories of D-Day
A grand hoax, top secret maps, and live-ammunition rehearsals set the stage for June 6,1944, when 200,000 soldiers stormed Normandy's beaches to help free Europe.
BY THOMAS B. ALLEN
Saluting the Troops
Tiny Bedford, Virginia, lost 19 sons on D-Day, a sacrifice honored in a new national memorial.
BY CLIFF TARPY PHOTOGRAPHS BY O. LOUIS MAZZATENTA
Great Northern Forest
The reality of this immense boreal land grows ever harsher as a resource-hungry world gnaws its edges.
BY FEN MONTAIGNE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER ESSICK
Beast of the Boreal
Enter the deep forests of Finland and meet the misunderstood wolverine: shy, playful, and opportunistic.
BY TOM O'NEILL PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANTTI LEINONEN
What happened to this early English settlement in the New World? Graves and a fort site provide surprising new clues.
BY KAREN E. LANGE PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK
Long Road Home
An American photojournalist and her Islamist translator forge a friendship on Afghanistan's front lines.
ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY LOIS RAIMONDO
Building grand cities, temples, and roads, two powerful pre-Inca empires ruled the region.
BY VIRGINIA MORELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT
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- SIGHTS & SOUNDS Experience the hope and horror of D-Day.
- D-DAY Listen to veterans' stories in our Memory Book.
- AFGHANISTAN Lois Raimondo tells her frontline tales.
- GLOBAL GETAWAYS International editoors rate favorites.