#11 of 13 Most Popular Galleries of 2013: The Ruins of Normandy in 1944
  • The ruins of Normandy: Rarely seen color photos taken in northern France in 1944 show the devastating impact of the Allied Force's battle to defeat the Nazis in World War II.

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  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, Two United States Army trucks and two American jeeps are driving through the ruins of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, An American ambulance, a jeep and a truck are driving through the ruins of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, Two children are watching an American Army jeep driving through the ruins of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, Two people are walking through the ruins of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, An American ambulance, a jeep and other vehicles are driving through the ruins of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, Many jeeps and other Unites States Army vehicles are driving through the ruins of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

  • The Ruins of Normandy - 1944

    Operation Overlord Normandy, Two American soldiers are watching two United States Army jeeps driving through the ruins of the center of Saint-Lo. August 1944. The town was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord in June. France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

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