Amazing photographs of D-day and Operation Overlord

This June 6th marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most iconic battles of World War 2: Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-Day.  It is the largest amphibious military operation in history, and the resulting allied success in liberating Paris marked the beginning of the end of the German war machine.

From the archives of Life magazine comes a collection of magnificent photos associated with D-Day, some showing soldiers in a lighter moment, others the chaos of battle.


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For the last 10 years, I take part of the military guard of honour at a local Memorial near where I serve in the South of the Netherlands.
Lots of French and Moroccans that were part of the Allied force that liberated that part of my country lie there.
It is such a great honour to do this for the ever thinning line of Veterans that is represented there. And each year we are ever so humbled by the fact that these Veterans come to thank US that we young soldiers Salute their fallen Brothers... That feels like the world upside down, because we stand there only because they gave their lives and blood and sanity for our freedom.

Seeing these pictures on this particular sunday morning brings me a different kind of spiritual sentiment. My prayers this morning go out to all those men and women who took part of that moment in history.
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I am in the US Air Force and just spent the day at The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. It was a really great trip to be able to see truely great men that have came before me. It was a really somber experience. It was cold and rainy and could not have been a better time to go. I want to just say thanks to all those that have come and gone before me.
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