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German infantrymen scan the skies for Allied aircraft in Normandy, (after the invasion) June 1944. During the day, German troops caught in the open were easy prey for Allied aircraft , the "Jabos" would get them. (From the German "Jagdbomber" or "hunter-bomber." (Source - Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-731-0388-20 / Theobald / CC-BY-SA) (Colourised by Doug)

Polish tank troopers Normandy 1944 - examine a captured Tiger tank. The Tiger was the most feared panzer in Normandy and led to an actual term called 'Tiger Phobia'. The Tiger was less prone to mechanical failure as the Panther however its box like shape proved vulnerable to flank shots.

The first German POWs arriving in England, shortly after d-day. June, 1944. Original colour.

German vehicles cross a river on a ferry. (Normandy, 1944)

Destroyed German Tanks In France by England, via Flickr


Remembering D-Day, 66 years ago

German officers scoping the Normandy beaches near the towns of Granville, and Saint-Père-sur-Mer shortly before the Allied invasion. Despite heavy fortification of the higher ground, the Germans failed to defeat the first wave of Allied landings on June 6, 1944.

Avranches, Normandy August 1944. from Etiennedup via flickr

British Churchill tanks pass a knocked out German 75mm PaK 40 anti-tank gun as they enter the hamlet of Schilberg in the Netherlands (January 20, 1945). Note the German soldier's corpse draped over the gun's left support strut.

25 mind blowing colourised images of WWII -