The History Place - World War II in Europe

D-Day Photos

General Eisenhower gives the order of the day "Full victory - Nothing else" to paratroopers in England just before they board airplanes in the first D-Day assault.

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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