No one could forget June 6, 1944, or D-Day. A military warship got stopped in Northern France while men flooded the shallow waves. Hearing distant gunfire that seemingly matched their breath, they began the most extensive invasion on water. D-Day is a spectacular historical feat.
Eventually, 150,000 men went into the English Channel in Normandy and pushed beyond to fight those German invaders. It wasn’t a beautiful view, to say the least. In fact, it was catastrophic and something most men couldn’t stop remembering. This is part of our history, and the next 40 photographs give you a real view of what happened on that day.
On the March
If you didn’t notice that sea of troops, it might be a beautiful sight. These men were from the British 50th Division of the Infantry and had reached Gold Beach. They pushed to Crepon, forcing the Germans to move south. Finally, they got to Normandy and victory.
Sleeping in the Foxhole
You can see a GI getting some sleep in his cramped foxhole. It’s difficult to say if those were his boots or another man’s who was also there. Still, there are two kits. The men are peaceful now, but those two hand grenades show that they were ready to fight.