D-Day, Normandy: D+4 And Aftermath
This combat-wise veteran of five days of war pauses to contemplate the ruin of what was once a pleasant country town.
The first German prisoners reflect the shattered hopes of those who were misled by the myth of their supremacy.
Among the first prisoners captured are young German boys and men from Poland, Yugoslavia, and other nations whom the German Army used to halt the Allied advance.
American soldiers march German prisoners to the transports waiting to take them to prison camps in England.
An American M.P. directs an armored car through the transit area, June 10, 1944.
The wreckage of pontoon causeways also force delays in some of the shorebound support equipment.
Small invasion craft suffer tremendous poundings and severe damage from the tempestuous channel gales.