The Normandy Invasion General Dwight D Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.
American soldiers escort a group of Dutch children dressed up in traditional costume for a concert after the liberation in February, 1945 - this is just the sweetest picture ever. These big tall soldiers and those little doll babies!
Such retaliation only perpetuates evil. Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.
D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion The Infantry Division of the United States Army (The 'Big Red One') in Dorset, United Kingdom on June 1944 before departing for Omaha Beach. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)