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Normandy, France, It is on this stretch of beaches on the Normandy coast where the infamous D-Day Landings of June 6, 1944 took place, changing the course of the war to favor the Allies. The five beaches—Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah—were where the forces of the French, British, Canadian and American armies successfully landed and commenced an operation that changed the tide of WWII in Europe. Today, visitors can pay their respects to the sacrifices made by these troops at the various…

[American Troops Landing on D-Day, Omaha Beach, Normandy Coast], 1944 Robert Capa (American, born Hungary, 1913–1954) Gelatin silver print

June 6, 1944: American troops land at Omaha Beach for the invasion of Normandy known as D-Day. This photo is by Robert Capa of "Life" magazine. For an incredible story about how this image was taken while he dodged bullets, click through.

[Photo] American troops aboard a landing craft en route to the beaches near Oran, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942

American troops aboard a landing craft en route to the beaches near Oran, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942. (Imperial War Museum)

Valentine Duplex Drive 'swimming' tank with screen erected, in the water alongside a landing craft.

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with 101st Airborne Division paratroopers before they board airplanes and gliders to take part in a parachute assault into Normandy as part of the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day