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- 70 years ago PowerPoint Show by Andrew
- On June 6th, it will be the 70th anniversary of the successful 1944 Allied invasion of France. Several operations were combined to carry out the largest amphibious invasion in history - over 160,000 troops landed on June 6th, assisted by over 5,000 ships, aerial bombardment, gliders and paratroopers. Thousands of soldiers lost their lives on those beaches that day - many thousands more would follow as the invasion succeeded and troops began to push German forces eastward, eventually leading to the Allied victory in 1945.
- U.S. Soldiers march through a southern English coastal town, en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France, June 1944.
- Jeeps are being loaded onto landing craft - in background, larger trucks and ducks are being loaded, June 1944.
- British landing craft, preparing to sail the English Channel and invade Nazi-occupied France. These landing craft landed U.S. troops on Omaha Beach.
- US troops in a boat crossing the English Channel.
- General Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else" to paratroopers in England on June 6, 1944, just before they board their airplanes.
- U.S. paratroopers in a C-47 aircraft
- U.S. paratroopers preparing to jump.
- American dead next to a crashed glider.
- A-20 bombers make a bombing run on Pointe Du Hoc coastal battery.
- U.S. soldiers approach Omaha Beach, their weapons wrapped in plastic to keep them dry.
- U.S. soldiers in a landing craft approach Omaha Beach.
- U.S. troops disembark from a landing vehicle on Utah Beach on the coast of Normandy, France in June of 1944.
- US troops and jeeps go ashore at Omaha Beach.
- Canadian troops approach Juno Beach.
- An 88mm shell explodes on Utah Beach. In the foreground, American soldiers protect themselves from enemy fire.
- One of the wounded on Omaha Beach.
- U.S. soldiers rescue shipwreck survivors on Utah Beach.
- Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings.
- American soldiers and supplies moving inland.
- Photo taken on D+2, after relief forces reached the Rangers at Point du Hoc.
- Two U.S. soldiers escort a group of ten German prisoners on Omaha Beach.
- An American soldier lies on the beach of Normandy.
- American soldiers on Omaha Beach recover the dead after the D-Day invasion.
- American dead lie in a French field.
- A tribute to a US soldier who lost his life.
- The corpse of a German soldier, in front of a bunker overlooking the coast.
- A US soldier views the body of a dead German in Cherbourg, France.
- Allied tanks on the move near Barenton, France.
- American soldiers next to a body of a German soldier.
- A US captain talks with members of the French Resistance.
- In a farm courtyard, U.S. soldiers discuss an attack plan.
- U.S. soldiers move inland from the beaches of France.
- American soldiers crawl toward shelter on a street in Saint-Lo, France.
- View of the station and destroyed town of Saint-Lo.
- An American officer and a French Resistance fighter are seen engaged in a street battle with Germans.
- The liberation of Saint-Lo, Summer 1944.
- Bodies of U.S. soldiers are attended to in the French countryside.
- French townspeople lay flowers on the body of an American soldier.
- German war prisoners burying the American dead.
- Peter Smoothy, 86, who was a leading writer in the Royal Navy on D-Day visits the grave of a fallen comrade on June 6, 2010 in Bayeux, France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944. THANK YOU
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