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From Life magazine:

But in rare color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE magazine’s Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English towns; the French countryside, implausibly lush after the spectral landscape of the beachheads; the reception GIs enjoyed en route to the capital; the jubilant liberation of Paris itself.

IMAGES: Along the coast of France, June 1944 (Frank Scherschel, Time & Life Pictures); captured German troops, June 1944 (Frank Scherschel, Time & Life Pictures)

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