U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, by Robert Capa, France, June 16, 1944
Young Abe the eagle • 101st Airborne Division's World War II mascot, Young Abe, Fort Bragg, N.C. Source: "The Epic of the 101st Airborne: A Pictorial Biography of the United States 101st Airborne Division compiled and arranged by the unit Public Relations Office, 1945."
The ruins of a French church, Saint-Lô., France - June/July, 1944 (Photo by Robert Capa.)
The Light Tank M24 was an American light tank used during the later part of WWII and in postwar conflicts including the Korean War and, with the French, in the War in Algeria and the First Indochina War. In British service it was given the service name Chaffee, after the United States Army General Adna R. Chaffee, Jr., who helped develop the use of tanks in the United States armed forces ~
D-Day in pictures - A selection of pictures to aid your teaching of D-Day
In 1945, for the first time, 2 atomic events. The US, UK, and China called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 July 1945, threatening Japan with "prompt and utter destruction." Japanese government ignored this ultimatum, and the United States deployed two nuclear weapons developed by the Manhattan Project. American airmen dropped "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on 9 August. Surrender came on 15 August.
Robert Capa, Wartorn Buildings, 1945
German infantry stop for a smoke - France 1944
Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944 - LIFE