Slideshow: Photos from the D-Day Normandy invasion

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  • This map shows the five main beach landings in Normandy, France for the Allies on June 6, 1944. Full source: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
  • 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. From: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
  • 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.
  • A paratrooper loads for take off in England in preparation to leave for the liberation of Europe from the Nazis on June 6, 2012. Full source: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
  • American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the protective front of the craft as it nears a beachhead, on the Northern Coast of France on June 6, 1944. Smoke in the background is Naval gunfire supporting the land. Note faint "No Smoking" sign on the LCVP's ramp; and M1903 rifles and M1 carbines carried by some of these men.
  • A photo by CPHOM Robert F. Sargent, USCG. A Coast Guard-manned LCVP from the U.S.S. Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division on the morning of 6 June 1944 at Omaha Beach.
  • Germans, former "Herrenvolk", surrender and are rounded up by American soldiers, one of which can be seen at extreme right. From: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

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