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.
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.
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.