The Longest Day
Rekha • onInformation 11 years ago • 2 min read

The Longest Day or D-Day, June 6, 1944, when 200,000 soldiers stormed Normandy's beaches to help free Europe.

A convoy of Landing Craft Infantry (Large) sails across the English Channel toward the Normandy Invasion beaches on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. Each of these landing craft is towing a barrage balloon for protection against low-flying German aircraft. (June 1944).

Men on board a Coast Guard manned LCI(L) attend Mass while en route to the invasion beaches. (June 1944).

Army troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France. Some of these men wear 101st Airborne Division insignia. Photograph released 12 June 1944. (June 1944).

Into the Jaws of Death - U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire (June 6, 1944).

Scene on "Omaha" Beach on the afternoon of "D-Day", 6 June 1944, showing casualties on the beach, a bogged-down "Sherman" tank, several wrecked trucks and German anti-landing obstructions. A LST is beached in the left distance and invasion shipping is off shore. (June 6, 1944).

An American Soldier lies dead alongside an anti-landing craft obstruction on "Omaha" Beach, 6 June 1944. He is wearing an inflatable life belt. Note rifles by his feet, an M1 semiautomatic rifle on the sand, with a M1903 bolt-action rifle laid across it. (June 6, 1944).

U.S. Soldiers of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, move out over the seawall on "Utah" Beach, after coming ashore. Other troops are resting behind the concrete wall. (June 6, 1944).


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