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Acting Sergeant Jake McNiece (US Army paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division) with warpaint and mohawk ready to drop into Normandy, June 1944. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen - an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel move "The Dirty Dozen"

The British people's greatest day: Cynics will say it's time to move on. But today raise a glass to the sheer ingenuity, courage and bloody mindedness of Britons like Stan Hollis, who turned a potential disaster into awesome victory

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

Pegasus Bridge Normandy June 6th this key bridge was captured and held as part of the D Day operation.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic