The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures  The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082

The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082

Troops Wade Ashore at Omaha Beach Famous Historical Events World War II.

Troops Wade Ashore at Omaha Beach Famous Historical Events World War II.

Wreckage Of A Republic P-47, Which Crashed During The D-Day Invasion, Lies On The Battle-Scarred Beach Of Normandy, France. 22 June 1944. (U...

Remembering D-Day, 66 years ago

Wreckage Of A Republic P-47, Which Crashed During The D-Day Invasion, Lies On The Battle-Scarred Beach Of Normandy, France. 22 June 1944. (U...

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. The spirit of the American Soldier: this beachhead is secure. Fellow Soldiers erected this monument to an American Soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. The spirit of the American Soldier: this beachhead is secure. Fellow Soldiers erected this monument to an American Soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers move onto Omaha Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers move onto Omaha Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

A U.S. Army soldier cleans his M1903 bolt-action rifle in a camp in England shortly before the Normandy invasion. Although the U.S. Army had adopted the semiautomatic M1 Garand rifle in 1937, a large number of M1903s were still being issued in 1944.  Martin K. A. Morgan, author of The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, due out in a few weeks, explains why M1903s were still in use on D-Day.

A U.S. Army soldier cleans his M1903 bolt-action rifle in a camp in England shortly before the Normandy invasion. Although the U.S. Army had adopted the semiautomatic M1 Garand rifle in 1937, a large number of M1903s were still being issued in 1944. Martin K. A. Morgan, author of The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, due out in a few weeks, explains why M1903s were still in use on D-Day.

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