Video Shows Sights and Sounds of Normandy D-Day Invasion

U.S. Army paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division drive a captured German Kubelwagen on D-Day at the junction of Rue Holgate and RN13 in Carentan, France, June 6, 1944 in this handout photo provided by the US National Archives. On June 6, 1944, allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day - an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings, pictures of Normandy's now-touristy beaches stand in stark contrast to images taken around the time of the invasion. But while the landscape has changed, the memory of the momentous event lives on. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 invasion and then went back to the same places, to photograph them as they appear today. Picture taken June 6, 1944. REUTERS/US National Archives/Handout via Reuters (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 27 OF 34 FOR PACKAGE 'WWII - THE D-DAY LANDINGS, 70 YEARS ON' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'D-DAY HELGREN'
US Army paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division drove a captured German Kubelwagen on D-Day at the junction of Rue Holgate and RN13 in Carentan, France in this June 6, 1944 file photo.
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In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the US Department of Defense posted a video showing the actual sights and sounds of the Normandy invasion.

The compilation of archived footage captures various portions of the massive military operation in which Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 in an offensive that led to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Here is the video:

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