Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

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Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

All photos were taken on June 6, 1944.

1. American soldiers line up for a briefing prior to receiving their D-Day assignments.

American soldiers line up for a briefing prior to receiving their D-Day assignments.

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2. U.S. Army troops march through the streets of an embarkation port on the coast of England, on their way Normandy.

U.S. Army troops march through the streets of an embarkation port on the coast of England, on their way Normandy.

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3. U.S. paratroopers begin boarding for the invasion.

U.S. paratroopers begin boarding for the invasion.

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4. Paratroopers give the thumbs-up from inside a glider that will drop them behind enemy lines, graffiti on the side of the glider says “Angels With Dirty Faces.”

Paratroopers give the thumbs-up from inside a glider that will drop them behind enemy lines, graffiti on the side of the glider says "Angels With Dirty Faces."

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5. A British soldier gives another thumbs-up as he awaits the invasion.

A British soldier gives another thumbs-up as he awaits the invasion.

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6. American troops board a landing craft prior to the launch.

American troops board a landing craft prior to the launch.

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7. U.S. soldiers boarding Landing Craft Vehicle-Personnel, or LCVP.

U.S. soldiers boarding Landing Craft Vehicle-Personnel, or LCVP.

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8. Members of a U.S. combat engineer unit march aboard a Landing Ship-Tank, or LST.

Members of a U.S. combat engineer unit march aboard a Landing Ship-Tank, or LST.

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9. Soldiers wait for the landing at Normandy.

Soldiers wait for the landing at Normandy.

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10. A long line of LSTs, each towing a protective barrage balloon, as they leave England for France.

A long line of LSTs, each towing a protective barrage balloon, as they leave England for France.

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11. U.S. soldiers in a landing craft.

U.S. soldiers in a landing craft.

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12. Bayonets at the ready as the U.S. troops prepare to take their designated strips of the Normandy beach, codenamed “Omaha” and “Utah.”

Bayonets at the ready as the U.S. troops prepare to take their designated strips of the Normandy beach, codenamed "Omaha" and "Utah."

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13. British and Canadian troops will strike sections of beach codenamed “Sword,” “Juno,” and “Gold.”

British and Canadian troops will strike sections of beach codenamed "Sword," "Juno," and "Gold."

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14. The fields of Northern France are littered with gliders as the Douglas C 47s that towed them there leave the area.

The fields of Northern France are littered with gliders as the Douglas C 47s that towed them there leave the area.

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15. 6,939 vessels are deployed for the invasion of Normandy.

6,939 vessels are deployed for the invasion of Normandy.

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16. Nearly 160,000 troops cross the English Channel, the largest amphibious attack in human history.

Nearly 160,000 troops cross the English Channel, the largest amphibious attack in human history.

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17. D-Day is codenamed “Operation Neptune” and is the landing component of the overall plan to liberate Normandy from Nazi control, codenamed “Operation Overlord.”

D-Day is codenamed "Operation Neptune" and is the landing component of the overall plan to liberate Normandy from Nazi control, codenamed "Operation Overlord."

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18. Allied troops crouch behind the bulwarks of a landing craft as it nears Omaha Beach.

Allied troops crouch behind the bulwarks of a landing craft as it nears Omaha Beach.

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19. As the doors of the amphibious vehicles are lowered, the troops face the full force of Hitler’s “Atlantic Wall.”

As the doors of the amphibious vehicles are lowered, the troops face the full force of Hitler's "Atlantic Wall."

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20. The Atlantic Wall is a chain of German fortifications which immediately begins pounding Allied Troops with mortars and machine gun fire.

The Atlantic Wall is a chain of German fortifications which immediately begins pounding Allied Troops with mortars and machine gun fire.

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21. Troops from the 48th Royal Marines storm Juno Beach.

Troops from the 48th Royal Marines storm Juno Beach.

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22. American Infantrymen wade toward the battle.

American Infantrymen wade toward the battle.

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23. U.S. assault troops hit Omaha Beach.

U.S. assault troops hit Omaha Beach.

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24. A “Rhino” barge unloads cargo.

A "Rhino" barge unloads cargo.

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25. American troops wade alongside amphibious tanks.

American troops wade alongside amphibious tanks.

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26. The barrage of German fire takes a heavy toll.

The barrage of German fire takes a heavy toll.

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27. Allied casualties are at least 12,000.

Allied casualties are at least 12,000.

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28. 4,414 are killed.

4,414 are killed.

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29. American medics administer first aid to the wounded on Utah Beach.

American medics administer first aid to the wounded on Utah Beach.

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30. American soldiers literally dig in, burrowing holes in the soft sand as they claim a section of the beach.

American soldiers literally dig in, burrowing holes in the soft sand as they claim a section of the beach.

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31. Canadian troops disembark on Juno Beach with bicycles.

Canadian troops disembark on Juno Beach with bicycles.

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32. British commandos evade sniper fire as they set out to capture a Nazi gun site.

British commandos evade sniper fire as they set out to capture a Nazi gun site.

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33. American troops take a breather before they move further inland.

American troops take a breather before they move further inland.

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34. As do the British troops.

As do the British troops.

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35. U. S. bomber crews leave their B26 Marauder after returning from a mission to support the D-Day landings.

U. S. bomber crews leave their B26 Marauder after returning from a mission to support the D-Day landings.

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