American Tanks and Jeeps Move through a French Village

June 1944 Photograph

Operation Overlord, and D-Day in particular, was a major turning point in the war in Europe, as Allied troops began to systematically defeat the Wehrmacht in France. The Allies would go on to fight a brutal campaign in order to push German forces back into Germany itself, but the American soldiers’ determination and fighting spirit on D-Day proved that they were up to the task.

American tanks and jeeps roll through a liberated French town, on their way to engage the Germans.