How 'the longest day'  -  June 6, 1944, in Normandy  -  ended for two desperately burned soldiers of the British Army.  They were almost certainly tank crewmen, who faced a terrible fate if they were hit by enemy fire. Sherman tanks were known with black humour as Ronsons or Tommy Cookers, because they 'brewed up' so readily.  The men who manned the tanks learned to jump for their lives the moment a shell struck  -  if they were lucky enough to be still able to do so.

How 'the longest day' - June 6, 1944, in Normandy - ended for two desperately burned soldiers of the British Army. They were almost certainly tank crewmen, who faced a terrible fate if they were hit by enemy fire. Sherman tanks were known with black humour as Ronsons or Tommy Cookers, because they 'brewed up' so readily. The men who manned the tanks learned to jump for their lives the moment a shell struck - if they were lucky enough to be still able to do so.

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Remembering D-Day June 6th 1944. Remember those who served and gave all. Thank you.
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Robert Capa, US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings, Normandy, June 6th 1944.

Robert Capa, US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings, Normandy, June 6th 1944.

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According to the caption attached to this image, "Canadian medics help a wounded soldier - Juno Beach, D-Day June 6th 1944." Visuals such as this promote the idea that war doesn't only involve the 'killing' but the 'saving' as well.

According to the caption attached to this image, "Canadian medics help a wounded soldier - Juno Beach, D-Day June 6th 1944." Visuals such as this promote the idea that war doesn't only involve the 'killing' but the 'saving' as well.

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Magnum Photos: Robert Capa © International Center of Photography. France. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. Landing of the American troops on Omaha Beach. One of Capa's "Magnificent Eleven" pictures of the landing.

Magnum Photos: Robert Capa © International Center of Photography. France. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. Landing of the American troops on Omaha Beach. One of Capa's "Magnificent Eleven" pictures of the landing.

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US Army nurses in a operation room at a field hospital in Normandy, June 6th, 1944.

US Army nurses in a operation room at a field hospital in Normandy, June 6th, 1944.

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Robert Capa June 6th, 1944  Off the coast of Normandy American troops transfer from troop ships to landing craft before assaulting Omaha Beach.

Robert Capa June 6th, 1944 Off the coast of Normandy American troops transfer from troop ships to landing craft before assaulting Omaha Beach.

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The incredible story of D-Day, as told through photos | Rare

The incredible story of D-Day, as told through photos | Rare

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US paratroopers aboard an aircraft en route to their drop site, D-Day, World War Two, France, June 6th 1944. (Archive Photos/Getty Images)

US paratroopers aboard an aircraft en route to their drop site, D-Day, World War Two, France, June 6th 1944. (Archive Photos/Getty Images)

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