Times Square on D-Day, 1944

Times Square on D-Day, 1944

In this retro photograph, people at Times Square in New York City are seen reading a news ticker about D-Day (Normandy landings), the largest seaborne invasion in history. D-Day occurred on 6 June 1944 when Allied forces targeted a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of Normandy, France to begin the invasion of German-occupied western Europe.

The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beach; and eventually led to the liberation of France from Nazi control, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

The photo itself was taken by either Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie on the morning of 6 June 1944 and is available through the Library of Congress.


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