Haunting D-Day Images Commemorate 72 Years Since the Historic Invasion of Normandy

Haunting D-Day Images Commemorate 72 Years Since the Historic Invasion of Normandy

Code-named “Operation Overlord,” the amphibious invasion was under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The invasion would include those of five beaches in the Normandy area with the code names of: Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach.

 

Assault troops approach Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944. The original caption for this iconic US Coast Guard image reads “INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH”

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