No one worldwide is likely to forget about June 6, 1944. It was D-Day for those fighting in World War II. A single military warship stopped off of the coast in France while men rushed out into the shallow water to fight. The gunfire seemed to stay in time with their breath, which started the largest amphibious invasion all nations had ever seen.
Roughly 150,000 men went into the English Channel to fight the Germans, traveling past Normandy and all the rest. This was a challenging time and catastrophic to the Allied forces. These photographs show you what happened leading up to and after D-Day.
On the March
The sea of troops you see below was a sight to behold. You’re looking at the 50th Division of the Infantry from Britain, and they’d reached Gold Beach. From there, they traveled to Crepon, forcing the German soldiers to go south.
You see a soldier getting some sleep in his foxhole next. It’s hard to determine if those were his boots or that of his comrades. However, the two kits nearby indicate that two men shared the space. They were still ready to fight, as shown by the hand grenades beside them.