German soldiers surround a captured French heavy 240 mm howitzer "Saint-Chamond" Model 84. Several of these howitzers captured during the invasion of France in 1940 were put to service by the Germans under the designation K 556(f) and were deployed along the Atlantic Wall. Photo taken in June 1940.
Northern France, June 21, 1944: Panzer driver with injured left hand holding the map and army lieutenant determine direction at an unidentified location. By late June 1944, the Allied forces fanning out from Normandy were being deployed on a broad-front mass attack on German forces in France.