"We thought it was going to be murder but it wasn't. To show you how easy it was, I ate my bar of chocolate. In every other operational trip, I sweated so much the chocolate they gave us melted in my breast pocket." — Frank Scherschel describing his experiences photographing the Normandy invasion from the air, before he joined Allied troops heading inland. Above: GIs search ruined homes in western France after D-Day. inShare23 Share on Tumblr Frank Scherschel '40s It’s no mystery why imag
A French couple shares cognac with an American tank crew, northern France, summer 1944
An American corporal stacks cans of gasoline in preparation for the upcoming invasion of France, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, May 1944.
Magazines scattered among the rubble of the heavily bombed town of Saint-Lô, Normandy, France, summer 1944. Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.