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Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France, 1944 presents masterfully restored color photos from England and France in 1944 that feel at-once familiar and utterly new.
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Isabel Spooner-Harvey

"The invasion of Europe was planned by a small group of driving, determined, devoted and occasionally furious men." — LIFE on the individuals surrounding Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower. Above: An American officer, likely Major Gen. Elwood Richard "Pete" Quesada, commanding general of the 9th Tactical Air Command in Europe, seen here in France, 1944.

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