U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June U. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June

US troops disembark from landing crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (AFP / Getty Images)

D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos

D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together.

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together. A great visual to drive home the point that think war is a wonderful way to boost stagnate economies

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago. (Now 71 years)

U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf as they land at Normandy in the days following the Allies' June 1944, D-Day invasion of occupied France. (AP)

D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos

British troops come ashore at Jig Green sector, Gold Beach

Thousands of landing craft were used to transport men and equipment across the English Channel on D-Day. Many different types of craft were used. These ranged from tiny Assault Landing Craft to huge Landing Ships.

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. -  Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive: Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

6 June 1944 - The Normandy Invasion - Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day

~~71 years ago today, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious invasion to date, and created a foothold in Europe. The key to winning? Careful planning and training. And while the invasion was a success, it was a risky gamble that could have gone disastrously wrong.~~

D-Day Could Easily Have Been An Epic Disaster

Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops on the morning of June 1944 (D-Day) at Omaha Beach.

After her husband was killed in WWII, Violette Szabo began working for the resistance. In her work, she helped to sabotage a railroad and passed along secret information. She was captured and executed at a concentration camp at age 23.

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'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June www.mil/d-day

29th Infantry division - Bing Images

A Veteran With a Heart/Short Story for Veteran's Day

Operation Overlord ~ Invasion of Normandy aka D Day: remembering family members today and thanking all our military men & women who are defending our Freedom.

Us D-Day Landing | PICTURES* June 6, 2012 – The 68th Anniversary Of D-Day

*PICTURES* June 6, 2012 – The 68th Anniversary Of D-Day

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

US troops landing in northern France on D-Day, 6th June 1944. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

D-Day Bayonets at the ready as the U. troops prepare to take their designated strips of the Normandy beach, codenamed “Omaha” and “Utah.

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