Scenes from D-Day: Then and now

U.S. Army paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division drive a captured German Kubelwagen on D-Day...

U.S. Army paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division drive a captured German Kubelwagen on D-Day at the junction of Rue Holgate and RN13 in Carentan, France, June 6, 1944 (L). Girls run across the street at the same intersection, June 21, 2013 (R). REUTERS/US National Archives/Handout via Reuters (L) Chris Helgren (R)

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One June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel as part of the largest seaborne invasion in history. By the end of the day, more than 4,000 Allied troops were dead and another 8,000 wounded.

 


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