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An American soldier, who died in combat during the Allied invasion, lies on the beach of the Normandy coast, in the early days of June 1944. Two crossed rifles in the sand next to his body are a comrade's last reverence. The wooden structure on the right, normally veiled by high tide water, was an obstruction erected by the Germans to prevent seaborne landings.

Friday marks the anniversary of the D-Day invasion where Allied troops landed on the beaches of a German-occupied Normandy, France.

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WWII - German POWs carrying body of American soldier killed in Battle of Bulge through snowy Ardennes field

After securing the beach fellow soldiers erected this monument to an american soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy 1944. Photo: Flickr / The U.S. Army.

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. The spirit of the American Soldier: this beachhead is secure. Fellow Soldiers erected this monument to an American Soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy.

utah_beach - American soldiers in fox holes, ready to face a german counter-attack.

utah_beach - American soldiers in fox holes, ready to face a german counter-attack.

American soldiers sleep in a dugout during a lull in the fighting, Anzio, Italy, 1944.

American soldiers sleep in a dugout during a lull in the fighting, Anzio, Italy, Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Stand Watie was born in Georgia, he sided with the Confederacy and was commissioned as a colonel in July 1861. Watie raised a regiment known as the Cherokee Mounted Volunteers and fought in Arkansas and the Battle of Pea Ridge. In May 1864, he was promoted to brigadier general – becoming the highest ranking Indian to fight in the Civil War. Over two months after Lee's surrender, Cherokee Stand Watie became the last Confederate general to surrender his forces in the final days of the Civil…

Gen Stand Watie, CSA (Cherokee Chief Standhope Uwatie Degataga) -- commanded the "Confederate Indian Cavalry" of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi (composed of Cherokee, Muskogee [Creek], and Seminole braves).

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Executed German soldiers and camp guards at Dachau. I have been to Dachau

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June US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings//Robert Capa

American soldier with M1 Garand rifle in the Philippine Islands, circa 1945

[Photo] American soldier with M1 Garand rifle in the Philippine Islands, circa 1945

[Photo] American soldier with Garand rifle in the Philippine Islands, circa 1945

Three American soldiers, members of an airborne infantry outfit who were captured and held by the Germans near Orglandes, France on June 25, 1944, look at some of their former captors, now held by their comrades who captured the village and released the Americans. The soldiers are from left to right are front: Pfc, James C. Bishop, Dallas, Tex, Pvt. Joseph Burnett, Huntington, W.Va. and Pfc. (AP Photo) | Flashbak

Three American soldiers, members of an airborne infantry outfit who were captured and held by the Germans near Orglandes, France on June look at some of their former captors, now held by their comrades who captured the village and released the Americans.

SWORD BEACH - Des soldats britanniques à Sword Beach, le 6 juin 1944

B Commandos of Special Service Brigade crouch on Queen beach Sword area before moving inland 6 June

STALINGRADO DURANTE LA BATALLA  -  En esta  fotografía se puede observar a soldados rusos peinando un acalle de la ciudad....

Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and.

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Eines der grausamsten Verbrechen des 20. Jh. wird Gegenstand von Spekulationen

Japanese soldier about to behead a Chinese POW during the Nanjing Massacre

ww2 US Medics look over severely wounded or most likely KIA German

Normandy, Saint-Lo, June American medics examine a badly wounded German soldier.

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