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PhotosNormandie brings thousands of historical WWII photos from the Battle of Normandy to light — War History Online

PhotosNormandie brings thousands of historical WWII photos from the Battle of Normandy to light — War History Online

American soldiers soothe a little French girl with a puppy, during the liberation of France, 1944 -

American soldiers soothe a little French girl with a puppy, during the liberation of France, 1944 - [2280x3000]

American soldiers soothe a little French girl with a puppy, during the liberation of France, 1944 -

World War 2  This war fought in Europe, North Africa and Asia started in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and ended in 1945 with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. It was the largest armed conflict in history.

World War 2 This war fought in Europe, North Africa and Asia started in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and ended in 1945 with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. It was the largest armed conflict in history.

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

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

U.S. troops aboard a landing craft head for the beaches during Operation Torch of the North African Campaign. Operation Torch was the joint British and American planned invasion (with additional support from soldiers and sailors of Free France, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia) of Axis-held French North African territories. Oran, Algeria. 8 November 1942.

U.S. troops aboard a landing craft head for the beaches during Operation Torch of the North African Campaign. Operation Torch was the joint British and American planned invasion (with additional support from soldiers and sailors of Free France, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia) of Axis-held French North African territories. Oran, Algeria. 8 November 1942.

Omaha Beach, one of the few pics from D-Day invasion initial wave that remain.

Omaha Beach, one of the few pics from D-Day invasion initial wave that remain.

St Laurent-sur-Mer. Juin 1944. Plage de débarquement.  June 1944. A general view of the beachhead near St Laurent sur Mer in Normandy, showing the massive allied armada used to liberate France.

St Laurent-sur-Mer. Juin 1944. Plage de débarquement. June 1944. A general view of the beachhead near St Laurent sur Mer in Normandy, showing the massive allied armada used to liberate France.

TURQUEVILLE Many 101st troopers were dropped far from their initial DZ’s. Like Wilbur W. Shanklin facing, here, a German prisoner. They are on the road between Ste-Mere-Eglise and Audouville-la-Hubert. (Picture from ‘At the Point of No Return’ Book. Michel De Trez / D-Day Publishing)

TURQUEVILLE Many 101st troopers were dropped far from their initial DZ’s. Like Wilbur W. Shanklin facing, here, a German prisoner. They are on the road between Ste-Mere-Eglise and Audouville-la-Hubert. (Picture from ‘At the Point of No Return’ Book. Michel De Trez / D-Day Publishing)

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