Infantry off to France, departing from South Parade Pier.

61 fascinating D-Day photos showing what the historic landings were really like

It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.  

Here are 61 stunning photos showing what the Normandy landings on D-Day were really like. The photos, from The News’ archives, were taken during the Allied invasion in World War Two.

American soldiers and sailors in the British Isles are conducting manoeuvers in various parts of Britain, practising land operations, invasion tactics and attack problems.  The exercises  are full dress rehearsals for the finale of the European war.  Here troops fall onto the beach prepared for any eventualities.'Historic D-Day photographs from numerous sources American and British.
American soldiers and sailors in the British Isles are conducting manoeuvers in various parts of Britain, practising land operations, invasion tactics and attack problems. The exercises are full dress rehearsals for the finale of the European war. Here troops fall onto the beach prepared for any eventualities.'Historic D-Day photographs from numerous sources American and British.
Portsmouth City Museum and Records Office.
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D Day.
D Day.
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June 10, 1944 - Wounded Nazi Gunner Under Guard - Wounded and dazed, a German gunner is ushered out of his dugout by a watchful Army M.P. following the surrender somewhere along the French coast.
June 10, 1944 - Wounded Nazi Gunner Under Guard - Wounded and dazed, a German gunner is ushered out of his dugout by a watchful Army M.P. following the surrender somewhere along the French coast.
Portsmouth Museum and records Office.
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OFFICIAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO. GERMAN PRISONERS ABOARD A COAST GUARD-MANNED TRANSPORT.
OFFICIAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO. GERMAN PRISONERS ABOARD A COAST GUARD-MANNED TRANSPORT.
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