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Monument voor de 82ste luchtlandingsdivisie die slag leverde tijdens D-Day bij Sainte Mere Eglise. Normandië, Frankrijk.

Monument voor de 82ste luchtlandingsdivisie die slag leverde tijdens D-Day bij Sainte Mere Eglise. Normandië, Frankrijk.

A soldier of the Red Army raises the Russian flag above the Reichstag in Berlin as the city falls to the Allies in 1945

A soldier of the Red Army raises the Russian flag above the Reichstag in Berlin as the city falls to the Allies in 1945

Omaha Beach on D-Day

Omaha Beach on D-Day

Carrying full equipment, American assault troops move onto a beachhead code-named Omaha Beach, on the northern coast of France on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast.

Carrying full equipment, American assault troops move onto a beachhead code-named Omaha Beach, on the northern coast of France on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast.

Sergeant Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division ready to drop into Normandy for the D-Day invasion (June 1944). He was a member of the original "Filthy Thirteen", a group of paratroopers who would loosely inspire the movie THE DIRTY DOZEN. A member later remarked, "We never washed a piece of clothing. We never shined any shoes or boots, and we didn’t salute officers. We didn’t go for any of that malarky, you know?"

Sergeant Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division ready to drop into Normandy for the D-Day invasion (June 1944). He was a member of the original "Filthy Thirteen", a group of paratroopers who would loosely inspire the movie THE DIRTY DOZEN. A member later remarked, "We never washed a piece of clothing. We never shined any shoes or boots, and we didn’t salute officers. We didn’t go for any of that malarky, you know?"

Soldiers taking direct hits from a German machine gunner as the ramp drops down for  unloading.

Soldiers taking direct hits from a German machine gunner as the ramp drops down for unloading.

June 6, 1944: American troops land at Omaha Beach for the invasion of Normandy known as D-Day. This photo is by Robert Capa of "Life" magazine. For an incredible story about how this image was taken while he dodged bullets, click through.

June 6, 1944: American troops land at Omaha Beach for the invasion of Normandy known as D-Day. This photo is by Robert Capa of "Life" magazine. For an incredible story about how this image was taken while he dodged bullets, click through.

Omaha beach

Omaha beach

German POWs being escorted along the beach in Normandy in front of an American infantry landing ship (June 7, 1944)

German POWs being escorted along the beach in Normandy in front of an American infantry landing ship (June 7, 1944)

D-Day this just brwaks my heart. Those kids hiding behind a pole. Noplace to hide

D-Day this just brwaks my heart. Those kids hiding behind a pole. Noplace to hide

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