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From the film, "Saving Private Ryan". Occupied France, WWII, just after D-day. An American soldier carrying a French girl.

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Normandy Invasion -- The D-Day Landings, 6 June 1944 :: LCM evacuates casualties from a Normandy beach. 6 June 1944 #WWII #War

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Scene on "Omaha" Beach on the afternoon of "D-Day", 6 June 1944, showing casualties on the beach, a bogged-down "Sherman" tank, several wrecked trucks and German anti-landing obstructions. A LST is beached in the left distance and invasion shipping is off shore.

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A well camoflaged machine gun position manned by German paratroopers. The MG42 seen here was responsible for the majority of casualties on D-Day and became feared due to its high volume of fire. So successful was this weapon it is still in use to this day some 72 years after it's creation with various Armies of the world.

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from CNN

He got to watch 'The Longest Day' - CNN.com

American troops storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history. More than 150,000 Allied troops -- about half of them Americans -- invaded Western Europe, overwhelming German forces in an operation that proved to be a turning point in World War II.

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D-Day, 70 years ago today. Never forget. 1800 every day today of the Greatest Generation die. No amount of thanks is enough.

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An American medical corpsman bandages a young French boy who was wounded by a hand grenade in Normandy.

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