General Eisenhower gives the order of the day "Full victory - Nothing else"
to paratroopers in England just before they board airplanes in the first
American soldiers wading through water into Nazi machine-gun fire on
the coast of France.
American troops invading Normandy.
At Utah Beach, members of an American landing party help others whose
landing craft was sunk by the Germans off the coast of France. The survivors
reached Utah Beach, near Cherbourg, by using a life raft.
Crossed rifles in the sand placed as a tribute to this fallen soldier.
Medics help an injured American soldier.
American assault troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, injured while
storming Omaha Beach, wait by the Chalk Cliffs for evacuation to a field
hospital for further medical treatment. Collville-sur-Mer, Normandy.
(Photo credits: U.S. National Archives)
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