The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082

The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082

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Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water.

Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water.

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Paratrooper behind enemy lines before Normandy Invasion. As it became increasingly clear to the paras that the “main force” would never arrive, Sgt-Maj. Henry P Rowswell of the 5th Airborne (an avid amateur photographer who brought his Leica along, against regulations) snapped this photo of his apprehensive CO.

Paratrooper behind enemy lines before Normandy Invasion. As it became increasingly clear to the paras that the “main force” would never arrive, Sgt-Maj. Henry P Rowswell of the 5th Airborne (an avid amateur photographer who brought his Leica along, against regulations) snapped this photo of his apprehensive CO.

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Normandy Invasion -- The D-Day Landings, 6 June 1944 :: LCM evacuates casualties from a Normandy beach. 6 June 1944 #WWII #War

Normandy Invasion -- The D-Day Landings, 6 June 1944 :: LCM evacuates casualties from a Normandy beach. 6 June 1944 #WWII #War

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Battle of Normandy: Witnesses Relive D-Day Landings with Never ...
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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas and landing craft left aground by the tide.

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas and landing craft left aground by the tide.

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