June 6, 1944, will always be remembered. One military warship was stopped off the coast of northern France. Men then flooded into the shallow waves while hearing distant gunfire in rhythm with their breath. This started the most extensive amphibious invasion in the world. D-Day was what it was called.
Eventually, over 150,000 men filled the English Channel within Normandy and beyond in hopes of fighting the German invaders. It might not be a beautiful view; in fact, it was a catastrophic sight to behold. However, it’s part of history, and the 40 photos you will soon see show exactly what happened that day.
On the March
It could be a great sight if you didn’t see the sea of troops. The men from the 50th Division of the Infantry in Britain reached Gold Beach. They went to Crepon to compel the Germans to head south. Finally, the British continued toward Normandy and to victory.
Forty Winks in the Foxhole
A GI gets some shut-eye in his tight foxhole. It’s hard to say if those are his boots or from a pal in the same dugout. Regardless, you can see two kits. They’re peaceful now, but the two hand grenades indicate that they’re ready to fight.