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MAY  7 1945 The world waits for an ‘official announcement’ - See more at: http://ww2today.com/Civilians ride on a Daimler armoured car of the 1st Royal Dragoons as it enters the town of Hadersleben in Denmark, 7 May 1945.

MAY 7 1945 The world waits for an ‘official announcement’ - See more at: http://ww2today.com/Civilians ride on a Daimler armoured car of the 1st Royal Dragoons as it enters the town of Hadersleben in Denmark, 7 May 1945.

An unknown Rembrandt painting recovered by allied forces from German looters in Munich, May 13, 1945.

An unknown Rembrandt painting recovered by allied forces from German looters in Munich, May 13, 1945.

"Most people only think of D-Day on the big anniversaries, like the 40th or 50th. It comes to my mind every June 6th and on a lot of other days, too."  —  Lt. Kelso C. Horne (ret.), 82nd Airborne, who in August 1944 appeared on one of LIFE's most iconic war covers. He died in 2000 at the age of 88. Above: Holding church services in dappled sunlight, France, 1944.

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"Most people only think of D-Day on the big anniversaries, like the 40th or 50th. It comes to my mind every June 6th and on a lot of other days, too." — Lt. Kelso C. Horne (ret.), 82nd Airborne, who in August 1944 appeared on one of LIFE's most iconic war covers. He died in 2000 at the age of 88. Above: Holding church services in dappled sunlight, France, 1944.

An AFPU photographer kisses a small child before cheering crowds in Paris, 26 August 1944.

An AFPU photographer kisses a small child before cheering crowds in Paris, 26 August 1944.

Men of Airborne Division greet the crew of a Russian tank during the link-up of British and Soviet forces near Wismar on the Baltic coast 3 May

Mauthausen, Austria, The camp inmates welcoming the US Army, 06/05/1945.  The soldiers are from the 65 Infantry Division of the US Army. The soldier on the tank, on the left, is Maurice Handelman, a Jewish soldier in a patrol unit, who was the first to open the camp gates and enter it on that day. According to P. Serge Choumoff, an historian and survivor of Mauthausen, this event was recreated one day after the actual liberation, at the request of General Eisenhower.

Mauthausen, Austria, The camp inmates welcoming the US Army, 06/05/1945. The soldiers are from the 65 Infantry Division of the US Army. The soldier on the tank, on the left, is Maurice Handelman, a Jewish soldier in a patrol unit, who was the first to open the camp gates and enter it on that day. According to P. Serge Choumoff, an historian and survivor of Mauthausen, this event was recreated one day after the actual liberation, at the request of General Eisenhower.

General Sir Bernard Montgomery, commanding 21st Army Group, Lieutenant-General Miles Dempsey (right), commanding Second British Army and Lieutenant-General Omar Bradley, commanding First US Army, pose in front of Monty's staff car, near Port-en-Bessin, 10 June 1944.

General Sir Bernard Montgomery, commanding 21st Army Group, Lieutenant-General Miles Dempsey (right), commanding Second British Army and Lieutenant-General Omar Bradley, commanding First US Army, pose in front of Monty's staff car, near Port-en-Bessin, 10 June 1944.

September 2014 is een bijzondere maand. Het is niet alleen de maand waarin Eindhoven 70 jaar bevrijding viert. De stad viert ook dat de Lichtjesroute voor de 30e keer haar lampen ontsteekt. Dat er 10 jaar op rij wordt gezongen van vreugde tijdens Ameezing. En dat de Tuna Ciudad de Luz 50 jaar bestaat wat gevierd wordt met een groots Tuna festival. Eindhoven365 heeft deze en meer activiteiten samengebracht als Remember September.

September 2014 is een bijzondere maand. Het is niet alleen de maand waarin Eindhoven 70 jaar bevrijding viert. De stad viert ook dat de Lichtjesroute voor de 30e keer haar lampen ontsteekt. Dat er 10 jaar op rij wordt gezongen van vreugde tijdens Ameezing. En dat de Tuna Ciudad de Luz 50 jaar bestaat wat gevierd wordt met een groots Tuna festival. Eindhoven365 heeft deze en meer activiteiten samengebracht als Remember September.

14 août 1944: un char Sherman du 67th Armored Regiment de la 2nd US AD, patrouille dans la vieille ville de Domfront, pendant que des fantassins du 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, également de la 2nd US AD, inspectent les immeubles. Photo prise depuis la Rue Saint Julien, qui se trouve dans le centre ancien de Domfront. La Grande Rue, commence à la droite de l'église Saint Julien, après être passé par la Place de la Liberté.

14 août 1944: un char Sherman du 67th Armored Regiment de la 2nd US AD, patrouille dans la vieille ville de Domfront, pendant que des fantassins du 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, également de la 2nd US AD, inspectent les immeubles. Photo prise depuis la Rue Saint Julien, qui se trouve dans le centre ancien de Domfront. La Grande Rue, commence à la droite de l'église Saint Julien, après être passé par la Place de la Liberté.

Troops of the British 1st Rifle Brigade take cover as a mortar bomb explodes in a stream in the village of Nieuwstadt, Holland, 3 January 1945.

Troops of the British 1st Rifle Brigade take cover as a mortar bomb explodes in a stream in the village of Nieuwstadt, Holland, 3 January 1945.

World War II Photograph: With the bitter Nazi defenders forced back into the interior, reinforcements flow steadily through the surf and up the beaches of France.  Barricades of wreckage from D-Day have been removed.  The dead are gone.  Order has replaced the chaos of the first days of terrific fighting.

World War II Photograph: With the bitter Nazi defenders forced back into the interior, reinforcements flow steadily through the surf and up the beaches of France. Barricades of wreckage from D-Day have been removed. The dead are gone. Order has replaced the chaos of the first days of terrific fighting.

Broached landing craft during the Normandy storm, probably at Omaha Beach, 21 Jun 1944; note LST-543 in background. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Broached landing craft during the Normandy storm, probably at Omaha Beach, 21 Jun 1944; note LST-543 in background

Broached landing craft during the Normandy storm, probably at Omaha Beach, 21 Jun 1944; note LST-543 in background. (US National Archives)

Battle of the Bulge:  Foy in January 1945 (THEN) by Dog Company, via Flickr

Battle of the Bulge: Foy in January 1945 (THEN) by Dog Company, via Flickr