War in France
"Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. 'Full victory-nothing else' to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate
in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe."
Moore, June 6, 1944. 111-SC-194399. National Archives Identifier: 531217
"Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat."
CPhoM. Robert F. Sargent, June 6, 1944. 26-G-2343. National Archives Identifier: 513173
" Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade's tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe."
1944. 26-G-2397. National Archives Identifier: 513175
"American howitzers shell German forces retreating near Carentan, France."
Franklin, July 11, 1944. 111-SC-191933. National Archives Identifier: 531199
An American officer and a French partisan crouch behind an auto during a street fight in a French city.
1944. 111-SC-217401. National Archives Identifier: 531322
" General Charles de Gaulle speaks to the people of Cherbourg from the balcony of the City Hall during his visit to the French port city on August 20."
1944. 208-MFI-5H-1. National Archives Identifier: 535758
American troops in tank passing the Arc de Triomphe after the liberation of Paris
August 1944. 208-YE-68. National Archives Identifier: 535975
" American troops of the 28th Infantry Division march down the Champs Elysees, Paris, in the `Victory' Parade."
Poinsett, August 29, 1944. 111-SC-193197. National Archives Identifier: 531209
" This girl pays the penalty for having had personal relations with the Germans. Here, in the Montelimar area, France, French civilians shave her head as punishment."
Smith, August 29, 1944. 111-SC-193785. National Archives Identifier: 531211
The pictures described in this list are from the holdings of the Still Picture Branch (NNSP) of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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