Studying the tapestry, with its lively figures and busy scenes crowding one another, it is possible, just briefly, to forget about D-Day. But then you come to the part where William is loading his fleet with soldiers and horses. You see the ships at sea, the horses comically poking their heads above the gunwales, soldiers keeping watch fore and aft. Then they land on the foreign shore. Soldiers leap out, and horses charge up the beach. A battle develops, swings dangerously either way, but the invaders triumph, and history is made.