Landing craft that the Germans believed were waiting in the south east of England for the second invasion of Europe, to come weeks after the Normandy landings. In fact they were dummies.
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Bigbobs: Dummy landing craft used as decoys in south-eastern harbours in the period before D-Day, 1944.
Remains of a Higgins Boat on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France (taken March 1, 2014)
Remains of a Higgins Boat on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. These were made of wood from a factory in New Orleans!!
Army nurses at work in the postoperative ward, U.S. Army 10th Field Hospital, Grandvillers, France, 1944.
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Army nurses at work in the postoperative ward, U.S. Army 10th Field Hospital, Grandvillers, France, 1944. (National Archives)
Erwin Rommel inspecting western German defenses. (1944) // I have a couple of questions to ask about this photo: #1 - Why is there only one guy saluting in the whole line-up? #2 - And why is he saluting AMERICAN style?
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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel inspecting German troops in France - 1944.
Four soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division, United States in the trenches in the landing area 'Utah'. The soldier on the right is an ethnic Indian Comanche and speaks intercom SCR-536 Handy-talkie in his own language
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Four American soldiers with a radio in a shell hole at Utah Beach. On the right soldier with a SCR-536 Handy-talkie is a Comanche code talker 4th Signal Co., 4th U.S. ID. Thirteen Comanche code talkers landed in the 4th Signal Co., 4th U.S. ID. They were fighters like the others, several were wounded in the Ardennes but none died and none was taken prisoner. they did not have a bodyguard like in the movie "Windtalkers" google translation
Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops. -- DoSomething
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A great pic you may not have seen, brave women of the #RedCross in 1944 beach landing to assist injured troops.
Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops
Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 12,000-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving almost 7,000 vessels.
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What is this, the new Call of Duty game? No, this is Omaha Beach, June 1944, when American ships took advantage of low tide to unload huge amounts of war material for the front. That photo is not embellished, retouched or dishonestly angled in any way: That's just how goddamn ridiculously over the top a battle in WWII actually was. They even brought all their battle zeppelins, proving that, once again, the only difference between steampunk fans and history buffs is the stupid goggles and blue hair dye.
D Day Museum, Caen , France..... Allied troops unload equipment and supplies on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, in early June of 1944. (U.S. Army) #
During WWII, the Battle of Normandy appeared in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi's Germany control. The battle began on June 6th, 1944 and ended in August 1994. It is also known as DDay where 156,00 American, British and Canadian forces invaded beaches on the coast of France. This attack was planned for many years and involved lots of training for the Allied.
The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion by and establishment of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II; the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place. D-Day, the day of the initial assaults, was Tuesday 6 June 1944. Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on that day came from Canada, the Free French forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated, as well as..
A photo of Omaha Beach in Normandy in early June 1944 after the D-Day landings, just gives an idea of the scale of the operation and subsequent equipment coming ashore.
American howitzers shell German forces retreating near Carentan, France. July 11, 1944. Franklin. (Army)
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15 World War 2 Photos / American howitzers shell German forces retreating near Carentan, France. July 11, 1944. Franklin. (Army)
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THE BEST PLAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!!! D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.
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D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos US soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from landing crafts shortly after D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (AFP / Getty Images)
Description of Trucks of the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army are loaded into a Landing Ship Tank (LST) in Dorset, United Kingdom, on June 5th, 1944. The LST forms part of Group 30 of the LST Flotilla. The 1st Division was one of the two divisions that stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on D-Day suffering high casualties. It secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead. D-Day is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing ...
Omaha Beach, June 1944
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June 18, 1944: US Army reinforcements march up a hill past a German bunker overlooking Omaha Beach after the D-Day landings near Colleville sur Mer, France
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Horsa gliders of 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, on DZ 'N' near Ranville, on the evening of 6 June 1944.
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Gen “Hap” Arnold, Gen Dwight Eisenhower, Adm Ernest King (white cap), and Gen George Marshall visit the guns moved from Pt du Hoc, Normandy, June 12, 1944.
Pointe du Hoc, 1963, in connection with the shooting of the epic movie "The Longest Day".
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salute / Aerial view of harbor created to supply the invasion of Normandy, June 1944. Photograph courtesy U.S. War Department