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General Dwight Eisenhower, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspect a U.S. glider and paratroop invasion demonstration prior to the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.
U.S. Troops Ready for D-Day Invasion of Normandy are Reviewed before Shipping Out, During WWII, by Bob Landry
A U.S. Army soldier cleans his M1903 bolt-action rifle in a camp in England shortly before the Normandy invasion. Although the U.S. Army had adopted the semiautomatic M1 Garand rifle in 1937, a large number of M1903s were still being issued in 1944. Martin K. A. Morgan, author of The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, due out in a few weeks, explains why M1903s were still in use on D-Day.
US soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division in England just prior to the Normandy Invasion - June 1944