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“US Army soldiers clearing up pockets of resistance in Cherbourg”, by Fred Ramage, 1944

Elmer Habbs, Delaware, relaxes … Further up the road, more American troops engage in mopping up operations Sainte Mere eglise on the Cherbourg peninsula … = [Sur le bord d'une route, à côté d'un panneau de signalisation, le soldat Elmer Habbs se repose].

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Forgotten Massacre: The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and the Wereth 11

Dangerous work - Engineers scan for mines near telephone pole, summer 1944.

Juno Beach - 1944 Juno Beach was one of the most successful operations on D-Day. Within 24 hours, Canadian forces had pushed their way further through German defences than their American or British counterparts. The largest amphibious invasion in human history relied on three countries to save the world from Nazi rule, and Canada was there to play its part. More than 5,000 of them were killed by the end of the Normandy campaign.