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June 1944: Boats full of US troops wait to leave Weymouth to take part in Operation Overlord.

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5 April 2014: A view of the harbour of the English town today. This location was used as a launching place for Allied troops participating in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France on D-day. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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May 1944: Ammunition stored in the town square of Moreton-in-Marsh shortly before D-day.

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12 May 2014: A view of the high street in the English town today. Photographs by Frank Scherschel/Time & Life/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

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June 1944: American craft of all styles pictured at Omaha Beach, Normandy, during the first stages of the Allied invasion.

 

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7 May 2014: A view of the beach near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

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1944: A French armoured column passing through Sainte-Mère-Église receives a warm welcome from its inhabitants.

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7 May 2014: A view of the high street today. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

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12 June 1944: A group of American soldiers stand in the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, which was liberated by paratroopers of the 501st and 506th Regiments of the 101st Airborne Division.

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7 May 2014: A view of the old village fountain today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

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6 June 1944: A Canadian soldier directs traffic in Bernières-sur-Mer. 14,000 Canadian soldiers had landed at nearby Juno Beach

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5 May 2014: A view of Notre-Dame Nativity church today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

 

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June 1944: German prisoners are guarded by British soldiers from the 2nd Army on Juno Beach.

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8 May 2014: A view of the beach in Bernières-sur-Mer in Normandy today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

 

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July 1944: United States Army trucks and jeeps drive through the ruins of Saint-Lo.

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7 May 2014: A view of the roadway in the town today. Saint-Lo was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

 

 

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6 June 1944: Troops of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division land at Juno Beach on the outskirts of Bernières-sur-Mer on D-day.

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5 May 2014: A view of the seafront and beach in Normandy today. 340 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in the battle for the beachhead. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Great pics. Always good to see Then and Now pictures. Shows how little some places have changed in 70 years.

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Great picture's" Soon has I seen the first picture I new it was Weymouth...

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superb history, superb indeed...the fact that it stil remains virtually as is is unbelievable...

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