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    'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

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    • Jann Deane

      On June 6, 1944, Allied forces descended upon the beaches of Normandy, France in what is known as D-Day. Learn about this historic World War II moment. This photo shows soldiers wading through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the invasion. Photo from the U.S. Army

    • Laurie Stark

      WWII: Europe: France; "Into the Jaws of Death - U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire", ca. 06/06/1944 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...

    • Mr. Long

      #ONEBRAVETHING Many events have occured in history that are inspiring. The D-Day langings on Normandy certainly required bravery. The picture before they unload says a thousand words. Other inspiring photos come out of World War II like the flag raising on Iwo Jima. This displays the pure inspiration of bravery. -Jacob Remender

    • Lyn E

      operations of Allied invasion of Normandy, France. began June 4, 1944. Plan to retake Western Europe from German rule, get Hitler's soldiers out of Russia. Greatest seaborne invasion in history. British, Canadian, American soldiers, after suffering many casualties, finally took the beachhead which included Sword, Juno, Omaha, Gold, Utah.

    • Peter Marcin

      The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy (France). The landings began on June 4, 1944.

    • Jeanette Hathaway-Dickinson

      The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy (France). The landings began on June 4, 1944. The plan was to retake Western Europe from German rule and to get Hitler's soldiers out of Russia. It was the greatest seaborne invasion in history. British, Canadian and American soldiers, after suffering many casualties finally took the beachhead which included sword, juno, omaha, gold and utah. ( My grandfather was the first to step foot on the beach)!

    • Project Sanctuary

      From the VFW: 69 years ago today, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi Germany. General Eisenhower vowed, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or wounded as the result of D-day, but more than 100,000 troops were able to march across Europe to defeat Hitler. Join us in remembering and honoring all the Allied troops who fought valiantly on that day.

    • Brandee Holland

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