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D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces made their historic landing in Normandy, turning the tide of World War II. Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

Three soldiers of the 23rd Field Ambulance of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division place flowers on graves in Saint Georges de Basly. Two soldiers wear the armband for the Red Cross. In the background is the church of Saint Georges de Basly. The four temporary graves are for a Scottish, a Canadian and two French civilians

Photographs that capture how France was devastated 70 years ago

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Armored vehicles on the move past civic buildings in Avranches, summer 1944. | The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 Read more: life.time.com/...

Ruined tank near St. Gilles (or perhaps Hambye), France, 1944. | The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 Read more: life.time.com/...

After D-Day: Color Photos From Normandy, Summer 1944 | LIFE.com

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Ruined building and sign in French and German, northwestern France, summer 1944. | The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 Read more: life.time.com/...

Ruins of a town in northwestern France, summer 1944. | The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 Read more: life.time.com/...

After D-Day: Color Photos From Normandy, Summer 1944 | LIFE.com

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Saint-Lô, Normandy, summer 1944. | The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 Read more: life.time.com/...

After D-Day: Color Photos From Normandy, Summer 1944 | LIFE.com

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American troops clear wreckage in Saint-Lô, Normandy, 1944. | The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944 Read more: life.time.com/...

Aerial view taken June 6, 1944 of the Allied Naval forces engaged in the Overlord operation storming the Normandy beaches. (AFP/Getty Images File Photo)

68th D-Day Anniversary Photo Gallery

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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

D-Day paratroopers by The National WWII Museum, via Flickr

Allied forces camp out in fox holes, caves and tents on this hillside overlooking the beach at Normandy, France, during the D-Day invasion in World War II. (AP Photo/Bede Irvin)

Gallery: Historical images of D-Day invasion

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The New York Times June 6, 1944 - Allied Armies Land In France In The Havre-Cherbourg Area; Great Invasion Is Under Way

  • Anthony Collazo

    There's a lot of important history in the port town of Cherbourg, France.

U.S. Army troops wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944.

Remembering D-Day

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