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U.S. paratroopers and French partisans in Normandy

Captain Kenneth L. Johnson and paratroopers of Hq & Hq Co. Intelligence Section, PIR, Airborne Divisiontalking with two Francs-tireurs partisans in the village of Saint Marcouf, Normandy, France.

82nd Airborne members check their equipment before boarding a 442nd Troop Carrier Group C-47 bound for Drop Zone "T" near St. Mere Eglise in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The 442nd Troop Carrier Group launched 45 C-47s with approximately 20 soldiers in each aircraft. Saved from 442fw.afrc.af.mil

Airborne members check their equipment before boarding a Troop Carrier Group bound for Drop Zone "T" near St. Mere Eglise in Normandy on D-Day, June The Troop Carrier Group launched 45 with approximately 20 soldiers in each aircraft.

American paratroopers, heavily armed, sit inside a military plane as they soar over the English Channel en route to the Normandy French coast for the Allied D-Day invasion of the German stronghold during World War II, June 6, 1944.

American paratroopers, heavily armed, sit inside a military plane as they soar over the English Channel en route to the Normandy French coast for the Allied D-Day invasion of the German stronghold during World War II, June 1944 - ASSOCIATED PRESS

Part of the 82nd and 101st AB Divisions landed, by error, , 25 km away from their intended dropzone. These paratroopers stayed, from June 6th until June 20th, behind enemy line lines. On this photo they are finally joined by the troops of the 4th infantry Div... (Note the 2 German prisoners)

Part of the 82nd and 101st AB Divisions landed, by error, , 25 km away from their intended dropzone. These paratroopers stayed, from June 6th until June 20th, behind enemy line lines. On this photo they are finally joined by the troops of the 4th infantry Div... (Note the 2 German prisoners)

With barrage balloons against enemy aircraft flying overhead, a long line of LCts is crossing the English Channel, bringing men and material to the beachheads in France, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy, June 13, 1944. (AP Photo/Irvin Bede)

With barrage balloons against enemy aircraft flying overhead, a long line of LCts is crossing the English Channel, bringing men and material to the beachheads in France, during the Allied invasion of Normandy, June (AP Photo/Irvin Bede)

GERMANY. Wesel. March 24th, 1945. American paratroopers stuck in trees upon landing in Germany.

March American paratroopers stuck in trees upon landing in Germany//Robert Capa

Count Robert Jean-Marie de La Rochefoucauld a man born to aristocracy who fought in the Espionage Section of SOE against the Nazis. An incredibly brave man. 'James Bond' type of figure. A very entertaining read. Bousoulet, Hte-Loire, 1944. -- pin by Paolo Marzioli

Count Robert Jean-Marie de La Rochefoucauld a man born to aristocracy who fought…

Same place, different time. Wow. That's amazing.

Never Forget Ghost's And Tyrants Of History Past, Same place, different time. will history repeat?

Miembro de la resistencia en Francia.

Watched by two small boys, a member of the FFI (French Forces of the Interior) poses with his Bren gun at Châteaudun, 1944 The French Forces of the Interior (French: Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur).

Bayonets at the ready as the U.S. troops prepare to take their designated strips of the Normandy beach, codenamed “Omaha” and “Utah.” | Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

D-Day Bayonets at the ready as the U. troops prepare to take their designated strips of the Normandy beach, codenamed “Omaha” and “Utah.

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