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D-Day, Allied Soldiers after the Normandy Invasion, 1944
With barrage balloons against enemy aircraft flying overhead, a long line of LCts is crossing the English Channel, bringing men and material to the beachheads in France, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy, June 13, 1944. (AP Photo/Irvin Bede)
Of Americas' World War II Cemeteries In Europe. This is likely the American cemetery in Normandy, above the English Channel.
A "baby" Waffen SS trooper, most likely of the "Hitlerjugend" SS-Panzer Division that was decimated during fighting in Normandy, June-July 1944. SS recruiters for the division accepted boys as young as 14 into the ranks. By the time of its surrender to the Allies on May 8, 1945, the division stood at 10,000 down from 20,540 at the time of its first deployment.
Helmets discarded by German prisoners, who were taken to a prison camp, in a field in Normandy, France in 1944.
World War II: The Allied Invasion of Europe - In Focus - The Atlantic