For all you WW 2 buffs out there, always hungry for more photos; Peter Tramm sent me this link to a fabulous site, with some pictures of the efforts to retake Normandy, and other events which led up to this great accomplishment.
 "On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops departed England on planes and ships, made the trip across the English Channel and attacked the beaches of Normandy in an attempt to break through Hitler’s “Atlantic Wall” and break his grip on Europe. Some 215,000 Allied soldiers, and roughly as many Germans, were killed or wounded during D-Day and the ensuing nearly three months it took to secure the Allied capture of Normandy.