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The Normandy Landings, 75 Years On: A Visual Anthology

Jun 6, 2019 | 11:13 GMT
A digitally colorized image of a photograph by Robert F. Sargent titled

A digitally colorized image of a photograph by Robert F. Sargent titled "Into the Jaws of Death." Sargent captured troops from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division disembarking from an LCVP (landing craft) onto Omaha Beach during Operation Overlord during World War II. June 6, 1944, was D-Day for the amphibious invasion of Western Europe by the Allied powers.

(ROBERT SARGENT/Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada launched the largest seaborne invasion in history by landing nearly 160,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy in a single day. This opened the long-awaited second front in the war against Nazi Germany and started the chain of events that ended in the fall of Berlin in May 1945. D-Day was the longest day in that assault and a pivotal moment of the war. In the intervening period, amphibious assaults have been exceedingly rare. On the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, we take a look through a photographer's lens in this Visual Anthology....

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