Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
Normandy Invasion, D-Day, June 1944. USS Arkansas (BB 33) – German prisoners of war onboard for transportation from Southern coast of France to a prison camp. Shown: Chaplain T.J. Fallon, holding church services. August 20, 1944. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Normandy Invasion, D-Day, June 1944. USS Arkansas (BB 33) fires a broadside at the enemy at Normandy, France, during the invasion, June 6, 1944. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
A 16-year old German soldier has his hands clasped over his head as he is taken prisoner with thousands of other Wehrmacht soldiers, at Cherbourg, France, during the Allied Normandy invasion in June 1944. (AP Photo)