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Paratrooper of US 101st Airborne Division holding a Nazi German flag captured in a village near Utah Beach, Saint-Marcouf, France, 8 Jun 1944.

Paratrooper of US 101st Airborne Division holding a Nazi German flag captured in a village near Utah Beach, Saint-Marcouf, France, 8 Jun 1944.

Paratroopers of the 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division, adjust their parachutes prior to their jump behind enemy lines near Utah Beach - 5 June 1944

Paratroopers of the 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division, adjust their parachutes prior to their jump behind enemy lines near Utah Beach - 5 June 1944

American paratroopers in Sainte-Mère-Église. Founded in 1080, it's believed to have been the first town liberated by the Allies during D-Day. Though a small village, it was located in a strategic route. Anticipating that the Germans would use that route in a counter-attack, the Allied command ordered a major attack by the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions on June 6. Paratroopers started landing at 1:40 AM, suffering severe casualties, but finally defeating the German garrison at 5:00 AM.

American paratroopers in Sainte-Mère-Église. Founded in 1080, it's believed to have been the first town liberated by the Allies during D-Day. Though a small village, it was located in a strategic route. Anticipating that the Germans would use that route in a counter-attack, the Allied command ordered a major attack by the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions on June 6. Paratroopers started landing at 1:40 AM, suffering severe casualties, but finally defeating the German garrison at 5:00 AM.

Men of the US Navy attend to two German Goliaths at a first aid station on Utah Beach; Normandy, France - June 1944

Men of the US Navy attend to two German Goliaths at a first aid station on Utah Beach; Normandy, France - June 1944

German soldiers captured by units of the 36th Infantry Division in the US Loriol (Loriol), France. On the background monument to the fallen in the 1st World War.

German soldiers captured by units of the 36th Infantry Division in the US Loriol (Loriol), France. On the background monument to the fallen in the 1st World War.

The Restored king tiger, and panther, at the saumur tank museum,france.

The Restored king tiger, and panther, at the saumur tank museum,france.

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