Remembering D-Day

US soldiers gather around trucks disemba
US soldiers gather around trucks disemba
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from landing crafts shortly after D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
US troops are ready to disembark from cr
US troops are ready to disembark from cr
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US troops are ready to disembark from crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
US soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalio
US soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalio
POINTE DU HOC, FRANCE: US soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion surround German prisoners 06 June 1944 on the Pointe du Hoc located on a cliff which overlooks Omaha Beach after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. Elements of the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 100 foot cliff and seized the German artillery pieces that could have fired on the Allied forces landing at Omaha Beach. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
British paratroopers in their war paint
British paratroopers in their war paint
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: British paratroopers in their war paint read slogans chalked on a glider plane in June 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Joseph Vaghi (C), a US Navy ensign, chat
Joseph Vaghi (C), a US Navy ensign, chat
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE: Joseph Vaghi (C), a US Navy ensign, chats with residents of Colleville-Sur-Mer in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
US soldiers dry their clothes in June 19
US soldiers dry their clothes in June 19
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US soldiers dry their clothes in June 1944 in a German bunker at Normandy front line after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
FRANCE - JUNE 6: American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Allied troops land on Normandy beaches (north-west
Allied troops land on Normandy beaches (north-west
FRANCE - JUNE 6: Allied troops land on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force
American troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force
FRANCE - JUNE 6: American troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force advance, wading in the sea, under cover of tanks, to attack German fortifications on a Normandy beach, in Northern France, during the historic D-Day, 6 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers of the Allied Expeditionnary Corps stand
Soldiers of the Allied Expeditionnary Corps stand
FRANCE - JUNE 6: Soldiers of the Allied Expeditionnary Corps stand sentry on a beach of Normandy in Northern France during the June 1944 operations, after the historic D-Day, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
FRANCE - JUNE 6: American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
British troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-w
British troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-w
FRANCE - JUNE 6: British troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France) in Utah Beach, France, to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 09 June 1944, during WW2. British troops aboard landing craft enroute to the beachheads won by allied soldiers in the initial waves in the invasion of Northerne France, lie ready to roll on to the beach with this vas cargo of vehicles, vanguard of thousands to follow. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Aman lights British Prime minister Winston Churchi
Aman lights British Prime minister Winston Churchi
CHERBOURG, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Aman lights British Prime minister Winston Churchill's cigar (2dR) when he arrived in Cherbourg 10 June 1944, a few days before the allied troops landing on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. Right is American general Cecil Moore. AFP PHOTO STAFF Un Frantais, en geste bienvenue, offre du feu au Premier ministre britannique sir Winston Churchill, accompagnT du gTnTral amTricain Cecil Moore, le 10 juin 1944, quelques jours aprFs le dTbarquement des AlliTs en Normandie. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
FRANCE - JUNE 6: American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-
FRANCE - JUNE 6: American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American infantrymen take aim at sniper positions
American infantrymen take aim at sniper positions
SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 9: American infantrymen take aim at sniper positions 09 ugust 1944, during the house-to-house fighting in Saint-Malo, two months after the allied troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WWII. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Allied aircrews work around C-47 transport planes
Allied aircrews work around C-47 transport planes
FILES, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 1: Allied aircrews work around C-47 transport planes at an unidentified English base in this file photo taken shortly before the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The C-47's dropped parachutists from the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions behind Utah Beach near Saint-Mere-Eglise 06 June 1944, during the first hours of Operation Overlord. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read B/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES)The Allied commander US general D
(FILES)The Allied commander US general D
, UNITED KINGDOM: (FILES)The Allied commander US general Dwight D. Eisenhower gives instructions to paratroopers in this 06 June 1944 file photo somewhere in England at the beginning of D-Day landing operations in Normandy. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of Worl War II. The 62nd anniversary of D-day is marked on 06 June 2006.AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
American soldiers in a halftrack roll do
American soldiers in a halftrack roll do
American soldiers in a halftrack roll down a street in Ger, France, in this undated photo taken sometime after the 06 June 1944 D-Day landing on the Normany coast. Following the massive invasion of France, allied forces rolled across the country in their move toward Germany and victory. BLACK AND WHITE ONLY (Photo credit should read FILES/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beach
American troops landed on Normandy beach
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. American troops supporting those already on the coast of Northern France, plunge into the surf and wade shoreward carrying equipment, on Utah Beach, Les Dunes de Madeleine, France. Bulldozers and other engineer equipment prepare the beach for the landing parties. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Allied soldiers meet a herk of cows as t
Allied soldiers meet a herk of cows as t
Allied soldiers meet a herk of cows as they make their way through the Normandy country in June 1944, a few days after the allied troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WWII. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Vue aérienne prise depuis un maraudeur B
Vue aérienne prise depuis un maraudeur B
Vue aérienne prise depuis un maraudeur B-26 de Liberty Ships formant une digue artificielle, lors de l'opération Overlord de débarquement sur les côtes normandes, en juin 1944, durant la seconde guerre mondiale. Aerial view taken from a B-26 showing Liberty Ships that created an artificial dike, during the Overlord operation of landing on the Normandy coast in June 1944, at the end of World War II. AFP PHOTO Aerial view taken from a B-26 in June 1944 showing Liberty Ships, 32 American merchant ships which were purposefully sunk off the coast of Normandy to support Allied forces. With Army gunners onboard, ships served as both a breakwater and an offshore anti-aircraft gun platforms to protect Allied forces after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
British soldiers cross 08 June 1944 the
British soldiers cross 08 June 1944 the
British soldiers cross 08 June 1944 the village of Douet, after the town of Bayeux fell, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
le Premier ministre Winston Churchill (G
le Premier ministre Winston Churchill (G
le Premier ministre Winston Churchill (G) visite, le 23 juillet 1944, la ville de Caen, en partie rasée, en compagnie du général Bernard Montgomery (2eD) et de Miles Dempsey (C), commandant de la 2ème armée britannique, peu après la prise de cette ville de Normandie. (From left) British Prime minister Winston Churchill, Sir Miles Dempsey, British 2nd Army commandant, and British general Marshal Bernard Montgomery visit destroyed city of Caen, 23 July 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Les troupes canadiennes débarquent sur l
Les troupes canadiennes débarquent sur l
Les troupes canadiennes débarquent sur la plage de Courseulles en Normandie, le 06 juin 1944, au cours du fameux jour J de la seconde guerre mondiale au cours duquel 60.000 hommes, Américains, Britanniques, Canadiens et Français débarquèrent sur les côtes normandes. Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles beach in Normandy, 06 June 1944 as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
French commandos equiped with bikes dise
French commandos equiped with bikes dise
French commandos equiped with bikes disembark from crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces,
Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces,
Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight D. Eisenhower (L) shows the strain of his command as he and Britain's Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (R), his deputy commander, confer on the invasion plans of Normandy in an unknown location in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of Worl War II. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Vue aérienne de la flotte alliée engagée
Vue aérienne de la flotte alliée engagée
Vue aérienne de la flotte alliée engagée dans l'opération Overlord de débarquement sur les côtes normandes, le 06 juin 1944, durant la seconde guerre mondiale. Aerial view taken 06 June 1944 of the Allied Naval forces engaged in the Overlord operation of landing while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Des renforts américains de la 4ème divis
Des renforts américains de la 4ème divis
Des renforts américains de la 4ème division d'infanterie ("Famous fourth") débarquent à Utah Beach, sur la côte normande, le 06 juin 1944, lors du débarquement allié en Normandie durant la seconde guerre mondiale. American troops of the 4th Infantery Division ("Famous Fourth") land on Utah Beach 06 June 1944 while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo prise en juin 1944 d'un soldat amé
Photo prise en juin 1944 d'un soldat amé
Photo prise en juin 1944 d'un soldat américain venant d'atterrir sur le sol français à bord d'un planeur pour participer à la bataille de Normandie. Picture taken 06 June 1944 in Normandy of an American soldier who has just landed his glider after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Des soldats britanniques lisent un guide
Des soldats britanniques lisent un guide
Des soldats britanniques lisent un guide touristique sur la France dans une barge de débarquement en juin 1944 durant la seconde guerre mondiale. British soldiers joke as they read a tourist guide about France aboard a landing craft 06 June 1944 while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Des soldats américains à bord d'une barg
Des soldats américains à bord d'une barg
Des soldats américains à bord d'une barge sont sur le point de débarquer sur une plage, le 06 juin 1944, lors du débarquement allié en Normandie durant la seconde guerre mondiale. Au second plan, de la fumée provenant du bombardement naval soutenant l'opération. American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the shield 06 June 1944 approaching Utah Beach while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Des soldats canadiens de la 6ème brigade
Des soldats canadiens de la 6ème brigade
Des soldats canadiens de la 6ème brigade participant à la deuxième vague du débarquement arrivent sur les côtes normandes, le 06 juin 1944, équipés de bicyclettes. Canadian soldiers from 9th Brigade land 06 June 1944 with their bicycles at Juno Beach in Bernieres-sur-Mer during D-Day while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
US soldiers surround a burning German ta
US soldiers surround a burning German ta
US soldiers surround a burning German tank in a Normandy village in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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