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Normandy Invasion Ghosted History by Adam Surrey

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Shortly before the Normandy invasion Winston Churchill tests his hand with the Thompson sub-machine gun in .45 caliber. The "Tommy Gun" was by then the standard light automatic weapon of the US Army and in extensive use by the British and Canadian armies. In the background General Eisenhower also takes aim with the same gun.

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U.S. Army Pfc. Joseph E. Day holds a German helmet he has taken as a war trophy and a stray puppy he has adopted and named Invasion during the Battle of Normandy France June 1944.

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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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General Eisenhower speaks with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division just before they board their planes to participate in the first assault of the Normandy invasion, 6/6/44

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Dressed in a U.S. Army Air Force uniform, Dietrich waits to entertain American troops in France on June 10, 1944, just four days after the Normandy invasion.

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