SEP 9 1943 The Italian front opens at Salerno In the distance landing ship tanks waiting to go inshore at Salerno while destroyers make smoke to cover them near the beaches. Photograph taken from the British minesweeper CIRCE.
LIFE 76 years ago today, on May 26, 1940, The WWII Battle of Dunkirk began. This photo depicts a woman on a beach strewn with abandoned supplies and a derelict artillery piece near Dunkirk after the Allied retreat taken by one of Hitler’s personal photographers, Hugo Jaeger. (Hugo Jaeger—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #tbt #france #wwii
A WWII history enthusiast wearing a replica WWII US military uniform photographs ruins of a landing pontoon on the beach in Arromanches, Normandy, France. Friday June 6 marks the 70th anniversary D-Day