The body of a German soldier lies in front of a café with a sign pointing to the direction of the entrance of the Roules underground vaults, used as air raid shelters, during the Battle of Cherbourg. The battle was part of the larger Battle of Normandy and was fought immediately after the successful Allied landings on 6 June 1944. American troops isolated and captured the fortified port, which was considered vital to the campaign in Western Europe, that ended on 30 June 1944.

The body of a German soldier lies in front of a café with a sign pointing to the direction of the entrance of the Roules underground vaults, used as air raid shelters, during the Battle of Cherbourg. The battle was part of the larger Battle of Normandy and was fought immediately after the successful Allied landings on 6 June 1944. American troops isolated and captured the fortified port, which was considered vital to the campaign in Western Europe, that ended on 30 June 1944.

Surrender of German soldiers. Normandy. 1944

Surrender of German soldiers. Normandy. 1944

1944- U.S. medic treats a wounded German soldier during battle for Pouilly, France.

WWII U.S Medic Treats Wounded German Soldier in Pouilly, France Orig Press Photo

1944- U.S. medic treats a wounded German soldier during battle for Pouilly, France.

World War II Photograph: French civilians go on about their everyday tasks despite the fierce battles raging around them.  These women are overtaken on the road by passing Ranger units on their way to a new objective.

World War II Photograph: French civilians go on about their everyday tasks despite the fierce battles raging around them. These women are overtaken on the road by passing Ranger units on their way to a new objective.

Soldier taking a well-earned nap on street in Marigny, France. Street signs: “Paille Graineterie Semences.” “Boulangerie.”

Soldier taking a well-earned nap on street in Marigny, France. Street signs: “Paille Graineterie Semences.” “Boulangerie.”

German KIAs and koncked out armor of Waffen SS Division Nordland in a Berlin street following Nordland's desperate, but failed, attempt to break out of the Russian encirclement, April 1945..:

German KIAs and koncked out armor of Waffen SS Division Nordland in a Berlin street following Nordland's desperate, but failed, attempt to break out of the Russian encirclement, April 1945..:

American aviators in Normandy inspecting their work, in this case a knocked out Pz V (Panther). German armour was almost completely prevented from moving in daylight by specialised rocket firing allied ground attack fighters; generally P47 Thunderbolts or Hawker Typhoons.

American aviators in Normandy inspecting their work, in this case a knocked out Pz V (Panther). German armour was almost completely prevented from moving in daylight by specialised rocket firing allied ground attack fighters; generally P47 Thunderbolts or Hawker Typhoons.

PzKpfw VI Tiger 833 and 823 of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 501

PzKpfw VI Tiger 833 and 823 of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 501

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