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View of Rotterdam, the Netherlands during an aerial attack, 16 Jul 1941, seen from the dorsal turret of a Blenheim bomberB-26 Marauder departing from a bomb strike on Auderville, France, Jun-Jul, 1944
View of Rotterdam, the Netherlands during an aerial attack, 16 Jul 1941, seen from the dorsal turret of a Blenheim bomberB-26 Marauder departing from a bomb strike on Auderville, France, Jun-Jul, 1944
Two disabled M4 Sherman tanks and a litter Jeep near the heavily damaged Église Saint-Ouen in Rots, France (near Caen), Jun 11, 1944.Saint-Lô in ruins, France, Jun-Jul 1944
Two disabled M4 Sherman tanks and a litter Jeep near the heavily damaged Église Saint-Ouen in Rots, France (near Caen), Jun 11, 1944.Saint-Lô in ruins, France, Jun-Jul 1944
Two Nuns and a French family examined the ruins of the bombed Église Saint-Malo, Valognes, France, Jul 1944Église Saint-Pierre and surroundings in ruins, Caen, France, 10 Jul 1944
Two Nuns and a French family examined the ruins of the bombed Église Saint-Malo, Valognes, France, Jul 1944Église Saint-Pierre and surroundings in ruins, Caen, France, 10 Jul 1944
US Army convoy passing through the remains of Saint-Lô, France during the Normandy invasion, 29 Jul 1944; note Jeeps, CCKW 2-1/2 ton transports, Studebaker M29 Weasel, and Dodge WC54 field ambulanceTwo French boys watched from a hilltop as Allied vehicles passed through the badly damaged city of Saint-Lô, France, circa Jul-Aug 1944
US Army convoy passing through the remains of Saint-Lô, France during the Normandy invasion, 29 Jul 1944; note Jeeps, CCKW 2-1/2 ton transports, Studebaker M29 Weasel, and Dodge WC54 field ambulanceTwo French boys watched from a hilltop as Allied vehicles passed through the badly damaged city of Saint-Lô, France, circa Jul-Aug 1944
Église Notre-Dame and surroundings in ruins, Vire, France, 1944Railway station in ruins, Saint-Lô, France, 1944
Église Notre-Dame and surroundings in ruins, Vire, France, 1944Railway station in ruins, Saint-Lô, France, 1944
Nijmegen, the Netherlands in ruins, 1945; note Augustine and Dominicus churches in center and the clearing that would later become Plein 1944 square
Nijmegen, the Netherlands in ruins, 1945; note Augustine and Dominicus churches in center and the clearing that would later become Plein 1944 square
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