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The Associated Press

A member of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps communicates with his supply center by field telephone from an emergency first aid station set up on one of the French beachheads to treat allied wounded during the initial landings in France on June 6, 1944. The concrete wall which gives shelter to the station was part of the German beach defenses. In the background, U.S. troops of the allied expeditionary force crouch behind a hastily constructed gun emplacement.

Gallery: Historical D-Day photos

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

The Invasion of Normandy started as a landing operation on June 6, 1944 on the beaches of Normandy, France by Western Allied forces during World War II against German-occupied western Europe. The initial assault was marked as D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. 156,000 British, American, and Canadian forces landed on the five beaches of the Normandy region. The Battle of Normandy lasted from June 1944 to Mid-July 1944, resulting in the liberation from Nazi Germany.