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Photograph taken from a Captured German Film Shows German Infantrymen Knocked-Out and Burning American Vehicles

Photograph taken from a Captured German Film Shows German Infantrymen Knocked-Out and Burning American Vehicles

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Original caption: This photograph, taken from a captured Nazi film, was made when the Nazis had the world by the tail and were rolling full speed ahead in the early phase of their Belgium-Luxembourg breakthrough. Nazi infantrymen are shown passing knocked-out and burning American vehicles during their advance. Undated. International News Photo.

Photographs of the Allies and Axis

The Normandy landings on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 was the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foothold in Continental Europe. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard invasion in Europe, to defeat German troops.

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1944
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The U.S. National Archives
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