Photo #: 80-G-252678
Normandy Invasion, 1944
A U.S. Soldier and two French refugees make each other understood, despite the difference in languages, in Ste. Mère Église after its capture by the U.S. Army, 6 June 1944.
This town was in the center of the 82nd Airborne Division's assault area, inland from "Utah" Beach.
The Soldier is holding a pencil and a M1 Rifle.
Taken by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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27 January 2004