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The World War II Photo of the Week
for 4 June 2001


RANGERS TAKE A REST (41 K)

The calm after the storm ...

57 Years Ago, They Hit the Beach (And the Beach Hit Back) ...

   Above, a group of American Rangers resting after capturing the German battery atop Pointe du Hoc on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Below, a GI takes a breather in the shadow of the chalk cliffs of Omaha Beach. Behind him, a pile of inflated life-belts and the body of a comrade. U. S. Signal Corps photos, from the Webmaster's collection.

RESTING GI (44 K)

One would leave the beach, one would not ...

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