Crossed rifles tribute

Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade's tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe.  Photo courtesy of the National Archives.



Carentan France

Photograph by Himes

French civilians erected this silent tribute to an American soldier who has fallen in the crusade to liberate France from Nazi domination.  Carentan, France.  Photo courtesy of the National Archives.

 


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Credits:
Crossed rifles photo courtesy of the National Archives, Still Picture Branch - Control Number  NWDNS-26-G-2397.  Production date 1944.  Creating organization was the United States Coast Guard.
Carentan, France photo by Himes.  Courtesy of the National Archives, Still Picture Branch - Control Number  NWDNS-111-SC-190597.  Production date 6/17/1944.  Creating organization was the War Department.  Office of the Chief Signal Officer.     The National Archives - http://www.nara.gov/

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