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

The majority of troops who landed on the D-Day beaches were from the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. However, troops from many other countries participated in the Battle of Normandy, including: Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.

Two young German POWs are searched after being captured by British troops during the Battle of Normandy. Both young soldiers claimed to be Polish and had Polish Army badges stuck in the fronts of their field caps. While some Poles did volunteer for service or were conscripted into the German Wehrmacht, it is more likely that the two Germans kept the badges as souvenirs and then used them in anticipation of better treatment if captured, as it would have been unlikely for any Pole serving in the Wehrmacht to keep (or wear) emblems of the Allied Polish Army. Sourcehttp://www.iwm.org.uk/

Photo in color!

Ducking for cover during Normandy invasion

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