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D-Day: Standing on the footprint of history

A view of the old village fountain in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. On june 12, 1944, a group of American soldiers stood at the village fountain. Sainte-Marie-du-Mon was liberated by a group of paratroopers of the 501st and 506th Regiments of the 101st Airborne Division. The Red Cross volunteer is Marie-Esther Duchenes.

D-Day: Standing on the footprint of history

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The Ghosts of World War II Image Above: Soldiers race up Avenue de Paris in Cherbourg in 1944, speeding past the rubble and over modern-day road markings Image Below: The original image from 1944, before it was laid over a photo taken from the exact same spot today.

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Troops of 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, aboard a jeep and trailer, driving off DZ 'N' past a crashed Airspeed Horsa glider on the evening of 6 June 1944.

6th June 1944: 2100: 21st Panzer abandon counter-attack

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It's amazing to think that brutal battles could have been fought on such a peaceful street (Rue de Fleurus).

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